Birdy – Start Again | To Lose in Order to Gain

 

Birdy – Start Again

[Verse 1]
Tied away, tied away
Take it all, take it all
And I don’t care anymore
And you can lie all you like
All that’s done has make me fight
And shake the truth inside my soul

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m tired pretending
Keep my believes suspending
Cause underneath

[Chorus]
I’m starting to wake from silence sleep
I’m starting to break and I can grieve
I’m starting to see that I know how
To love, to lose, to work it out
I’m starting to heal and find some faith
I’m starting to feel what side of place
Don’t need you to save me, I can’t wait
To fool, to fail and start again

[Verse 2]
Hurricane, hurricane
Take it all, take it all
Swing me round and back again
And you can talk, you can talk
All it’s done is start a war
With nothing really to defend

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m tired pretending
Keep my believes suspending
Cause underneath

[Chorus]
I’m starting to wake from silence sleep
I’m starting to break and I can grieve
I’m starting to see that I know how
To love, to lose, to work it out
I’m starting to heal and find some faith
I’m starting to feel what side of place
Don’t need you to save me, I can’t wait
To fool, to fail and start again

[Bridge]
Hey, hey
To start again
Hey, hey
To start again

[Chorus]
I’m starting to wake from silence sleep
I’m starting to break and I can grieve
I’m starting to see that I know how
To love, to lose, to work it out
I’m starting to heal and find some faith
I’m starting to feel what side of place
Don’t need you to save me, I can’t wait
To fool, to fail and start again

 

Birdy Beautiful Lies album

Birdy Beautiful Lies album

 

In Birdy’s new album, from Beautiful Lies to Deep End to Wild Horses and finally to Start Again, it’s like a person’s journey from struggling with pain in a relationship to eventually finding the meaning of living for one’s own instead of for a doomed relationship and a lover that brings her more sadness than happiness. I suppose Birdy must have experienced some kind of love like this in order to write such beautiful lyrics; otherwise she must be very imaginative or have extremely good ability to empathize.

 

Start Again is about feeling tired pretending everything’s fine in a relationship that is actually not fine at all. This relationship is taking her too much time and energy to fix, and finally it she cannot do it anymore. “All that’s done has make me fight” means that she is so confused that it’s like there’s a war in her head, making her not sure about anything or anyone anymore because the one that she used to love the most turns out to be the one who hurts her the most. Now there’s no such thing as truth in her soul.

After being hurt again and again in this relationship, she decides to let it go even though she understands that there will be a time she feels extremely painful and lonely. “I’m starting to see that I know how/ To love, to lose, to work it out” She is ready to lose because only by losing can she gain again.

 

I think the album Beautiful Lies is a new phase for Birdy. The lyrics are said to be the most intimate with her, taking her from her old trauma to a whole new page of life. And of course, we listeners are uplifted by her powerful music.

 

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Other Birdy’s 2016 new songs:

Birdy – Beautiful Lies | Let’s Just Pretend We’re Better

Birdy – Wild Horses | Another Version of Let It All Go

Birdy – Save Yourself | Give the Love That’s Dying

Birdy – Deep End | Hang on, Try Not to Fall into the Deep End

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