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"The Bird on My Head" is an original song performed by David Seville, featuring a bird released as a single in 1958. The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958 and remained on the chart for one week, peaking at #79.[1] This was the second song performed before the creation of The Chipmunks that used the sped up voice technique which, was used for the part of the bird.

Lyrics

David:
I'm just sittin' in a vacant lot with a bird sittin' on my head
I'm just sittin' in a vacant lot with a bird sittin' on my head

Wicked, wicked, cruel, cruel world
What have you done to me?
I belong in someone's arms

Bird:
And I belong in a tree

David:
Wicked, wicked, cruel, cruel world
This is no kind of life
I should have a house and bed

Bird:
And I should have me a wife

David:
We're just sittin' in a vacant lot and we haven't got a dime
The bird and me, lonely as can be, we're together all the time

Wicked, wicked, cruel, cruel world
What have you done to me?
I belong in someone's arms

Bird:
And I belong in a tree

David:
Wicked, wicked, cruel, cruel world
What I say is no lie
We've been sittin' here so long

Bird:
That I forgot how to fly

David:
I'm just sittin' in a vacant lot

Bird:
And I'm sittin' on his head

David & Bird:
The things we want we haven't got need a tree and house and bed

Wicked, wicked, cruel, cruel world
What have you done to me?

Bird:
He belongs in someone's arms

David:
And he belongs in a tree

David & Bird:
Wicked, wicked, cruel, cruel world
This is no kind of life

Bird:
He should have a house and bed

David:
And he should have him a wife

David & Bird:
Wicked, wicked, cruel, cruel world
What have you done to me?

David:
I belong in someone's arms

Bird:
And I belong in a tree

References[]

  1. David Seville Chart History, Billboard.com, Retrieved 2022-08-03.
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