And Your Bird Can Sing

Release date: 05 August 1966

Tell me that you've got ev'rything you want,
And your bird can sing,
But you don't get me,
You don't get me.

You say you've seen seven wonders,
And your bird is green,
But you can't see me,
You can't see me.

When your prized possessions
Start to weigh you down,
Look in my direction,
I'll be 'round, I'll be 'round.

When your bird is broken,
Will it bring you down?
You may be awoken,
I'll be 'round, I'll be 'round.

You tell me that you've heard ev'ry sound there is,
And your bird can swing,
But you can't hear me.
You can't hear me.

"And Your Bird Can Sing"
Song by the Beatles from the album Revolver and Yesterday and Today
Released 5 August 1966 (Revolver)
20 June 1966 (Yesterday and Today)
Recorded 26 April 1966,
EMI Studios, London
Genre Psychedelic, folk rock
Length 2:01
Label Parlophone
Writer Lennon-McCartney
Producer George Martin
Revolver and Yesterday and Today track listing
14 tracks
Side one
  1. "Taxman"
  2. "Eleanor Rigby"
  3. "I'm Only Sleeping"
  4. "Love You To"
  5. "Here, There and Everywhere"
  6. "Yellow Submarine"
  7. "She Said She Said"
Side two
  1. "Good Day Sunshine"
  2. "And Your Bird Can Sing"
  3. "For No One"
  4. "Doctor Robert"
  5. "I Want to Tell You"
  6. "Got to Get You into My Life"
  7. "Tomorrow Never Knows"

"And Your Bird Can Sing" is a song by the Beatles, released on their 1966 album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday...and Today in the United States. The songwriting credit is Lennon-McCartney, though the song was written primarily by John Lennon. However, Paul McCartney claims to have helped on the lyric, estimating the song as "80-20" to Lennon. The working title was "You Don't Get Me". Lennon was later dismissive of the song, as he was of many of his compositions at the time, referring to it as "another of my throwaways ... fancy paper around an empty box".

©1966 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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