Please forward this error screen to 172. Birdhouse in Your Soul” is a song by The abcs of violin pdf alternative rock band They Might Be Giants. It was released in late 1989 as the first single from the album Flood. 6 on the UK Singles Chart and remains their highest-charting single in both countries.
125 on the ARIA singles chart. The song is sung from the point of view of a nightlight. It is the band’s only Elektra release not to have been released in the 1990s. The song tells the story, in oblique terms, of a nightlight with the appearance of a blue canary, from the point of view of the nightlight itself.
It is simply a “guardian angel” for its friend and owner. As the song fades, the line “while you’re at it, keep the nightlight on inside the birdhouse in your soul” echoes the chorus, essentially telling the listener to keep all the good things that provide light in their soul protected.