Words As Weapons - Birdy



The Experience: Birdy's been pushed past the breaking point. "This burning flame has been burnt enough." Her boyfriend using his "words as a weapon" to hurt her will no longer cause her pain. She shuts him off, "as a weapon, I'll shed no tears."




Official Music Video:  A boyfriend keeps hurting and using his girl (Birdy). He alternates between letting her get close and pushing her away to hurt her. His smile looks half-way vampire. All the while scenes of Birdy's mad ghost cut in-between... finally tormenting the boyfriend away.

The meaning of Birdy's Words As Weapons shows how we can hurt each other. Birdy breaks off hurting, cutting off all emotion from the relationship: "Your blades don't hurt when you have no fear." and "You have my heart but I lock it up." The tragedy of this is that Birdy no longer just sees her boyfriend as a weapon... she sees herself as one too. Pain and manipulation turn both persons into things, "blades", "stones". 

Ask Yourself: How do I react to being hurt?

LYRICS:
I feel your knife as is goes right in
Cut to my core but I'm not bleedin'
All that you say tryin to make me small
Well the bigger you get the harder you fall

You use your words as a weapon dear
But your blades don't hurt when you have no fear

You think that your deep under my skin
Your tryin to keep me sufferin

If you use your words as a weapon
Then as a weapon, I'll shed no tears

You have my heart but I lock it up
This burning flame has been burnt enough
My window's cracked they can be replaced
But your arm will tire throwing stones my way

You use your words as a weapon dear
But your blades don't hurt when you have no fear

You think that your deep under my skin
Your tryin to keep me sufferin'

If you use your words as a weapon
Then as a weapon, I'll shed no tears

You use your words as a weapon dear
But your blades don't hurt when you have no fear

You think that your deep under my skin
Your tryin to keep me sufferin'

If you use your words as a weapon
Then as a weapon, I'll shed no tears

I'll shed no tears

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