Silver Bird, The Gray Man song: the lyrics & meaning

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The Gray Man landed on Netflix on July 22, and it took just a few days to make everyone talk about it. It’s an action movie, and it can satisfy the expectations of people fond of this type of vision. Moreover, it has an exciting soundtrack that does its dirty job. The track that caught most of the attention is the song that comes up in many scenes where Six and Claire are together: we are talking about Silver Bird by Mark Lindsay, published in 1970, and this article will reveal more about the lyrics and their meaning.

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Silver Bird, the song in The Gray Man: inside the lyrics and their meaning

In Silver Bird, a man is saying goodbye to the girl he loves, who wants to fly away and live her own life; he knows she will come back and he will be waiting for her. Mark Lindsay released the song in 1970, so you can assume that the hippie philosophy is still present in the meaning of the lyrics.

The silver bird is the airplane that is taking his girl away from him. Mark sings his lines to the plane, asking to lead her where she wants to go, letting her experience life the way she wishes. “Satisfying her Walter Mitty mind” would mean letting her live the dream she wants for a while.

Get aboard the silver bird, departing gate 19.
Satisfy your Walter Mitty mind, tryin’ out a dream.
Your sign is Capricorn and every corner of your mind,
Says you’ll remain my friend, my friend until your mine.

The singer takes it with philosophy: he’s sure it’s just a phase, so the best he can do is to allow her to follow her instinct until the end. Because he knows it: she will return to him at the end of her path. That’s clear from the second verse of the song:

When you come home my crazy heart will greet those silver wings.
Your pet dog will remember you, and I’ll carry your things.
We’ll catch a runnin’ make-up, and you will look just fine,
And you’ll remain my friend, my friend until you’re mine.

He’s confident that she will be back, and he’s ok waiting for her until then. Meanwhile, he knows she will experience adventures and encounters. But after all, she’s an adult and knows how to deal with life. He still loves her in all parts, including the free spirit that identifies her behavior.

Lone rangers and strangers will knock at her door,
But I know my babys’ no baby no more.
Silver bird, fly my lady away.
Pretty bird, today is the day.

That’s the meaning of the lyrics inside Silver Bird, the song in The Gray Man: fly away, baby, I know you need it; you need to stay away from me for a while, I understand. We can consider ourselves friends at the moment. But it’s just temporary: soon you’ll be mine again.

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The complete lyrics

Get aboard the silver bird, departing gate 19.
Satisfy your Walter Mitty mind, tryin’ out a dream.
Your sign is capricorn and every corner of your mind,
Says you’ll remain my friend, my friend until your mine.

Silver bird, fly my lady away,
Silver bird, take her over the bay,
Silver bird, give my lady a ride,
And let her go see what’s on the other side.
Silver bird, fly my lady away,
Pretty bird, today is the day.

Lone rangers and strangers will knock at her door,
But I know my babys’ no baby no more.
Silver bird, fly my lady away.
Pretty bird, today is the day.

When you come home my crazy heart will greet those silver wings.
Your pet dog will remember you, and I’ll carry your things.
We’ll catch a runnin’ make-up, and you will look just fine,
And you’ll remain my friend, my friend until you’re mine.

Silver bird, fly my lady away.
Silver bird, take her over the bay.
Silver bird, give my lady a ride,
And let her go see what’s on the other side.
Silver bird, fly my lady away.
Pretty bird, today is the day.