Birdy, Quietly Yours: inside the lyrics and their meaning

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Quietly Yours is a song written by the English singer Birdy in 2022. The song became famous mainly because it’s one of the main components in the soundtrack of Persuasion, the Netflix movie based on the novel by Jane Austen. People loved the track and wanted to know more about the lyrics and their meaning; this article will reveal all answers.

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Quietly Yours: the meaning of the lyrics

Quietly Yours is about a girl who’s always been in love with a man and has met him again, years later. From this point of view, the lyrics match Persuasion’s plot perfectly: the protagonist of the movie (and Jane Austen’s novel) is a girl who, years before, has been convinced to break up with the man she loved, only for a matter of social status. The two meet again years later and fall again in love with each other.

In the song, Birdy describes a love that quietly survives inside the protagonist. She depicts the moment when she lost him and her feelings.

Oh for so long I’ve been waiting
For so long, for a love like this
And I was so sure baby
I’d lost you for a minute but

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She describes it as “a moment,” but the situation matches: for years, she’s been waiting for this love. And when he comes back, again in love with her, it’s like a new spring breaking into her home.

There’s the sweetest
Spring at my door
Can you feel it?
Just the same as before
Many years have gone by
But I knew you’d come

In the most romantic artworks of history, love is part of your destiny. Whatever the world will do to get in its way, love will always find the solution. You only need to be patient, and it will finally come. That’s the spirit behind Quietly Yours, already from the title: the protagonist trusts her destiny and knows she belongs to him. She just cannot align this feeling with her real life, so she needs to believe quietly.

Quietly keeping
This hope in my heart
Prayed the night bring
Back what I lost
Many years have gone by
But I never forgot

That’s the real meaning of Quietly Yours lyrics: love always finds a way. Sometimes it takes time, but you can trust your destiny. And love quietly until the moment comes.

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The complete lyrics

White sails and off shore lights
We were passing ships in the night
Now I’m tracing shadows on your back
Like I dreamt so many times

Oh for so long I’ve been waiting
For so long, for a love like this
And I was so sure baby
I’d lost you for a minute but

There’s the sweetest
Spring at my door
Can you feel it?
Just the same as before
Many years have gone by
But I knew you’d come

Quietly keeping
This hope in my heart
Prayed the night bring
Back what I lost
Many years have gone by
But I never forgot

I’ve always been yours
Only yours

There was a time when I lеt you go
Allowed myself to be swayеd and pulled
But for all my days I make a vow
No words could ever shake me now

‘Cause for so long I’ve been waiting
So long, for a love like this
And I was so sure baby
I’d lost you for a minute but

There’s the sweetest
Spring at my door
Can you feel it?
Just the same as before
Many years have gone by
But I knew you’d come

Quietly keeping
This hope in my heart
Prayed the night bring
Back what I lost
Many years have gone by
But I never forgot

I’ve always been yours
Only yours
Quietly yours
Only yours
I’ve always been yours
Only yours (Yeah)
Quietly yours
Only yours (Yeah)