Songbird

"Songbird" is a song by British rock band Oasis, from their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry. It is included on Oasis' 2006 compilation album Stop the Clocks. The song was released as the fourth single from that album on 3 February 2003 and peaked at #3 in the UK charts. Being written by lead singer Liam Gallagher, it was the first time the band had released a single not written by his brother Noel. It is the shortest running Oasis single, at 2:07.

Liam has said of the song: "I like beautiful things...It's not all dark in Liam World. I take me shades off every now and again and have a look at the world and see some nice things." The demo of the song is a typical Oasis approach to the song, featuring overdriven guitar and a stronger beat, as well as a guitar solo.

Noel Gallagher stated jokingly in an interview with Russell Brand that Liam decided to "write a song about his bird", and states the title "Song... bird" in a cave man like manner.

The simplistic video was filmed in Regent's Park in London, and featured Liam playing an acoustic guitar under a tree, and also being chased by a dog.

Track listing

CD RKIDSCD 27
"Songbird" - 2:08
"(You've Got) The Heart Of A Star" - 5:22
"Columbia" (Live) - 4:48

7" RKID 27
"Songbird" - 2:08
"(You've Got) The Heart Of A Star" - 5:22

12" RKID 27T
"Songbird" - 2:08
"(You've Got) The Heart Of A Star" - 5:22
"Columbia" (Live) - 4:48
Columbia was recorded at the Barrowlands, Glasgow, on October 13, 2001.

DVD RKIDSDVD 27
"Songbird" - 2:07
"Songbird" (demo) - 2:48
Exclusive interview and live performance footage - 13:48

Japanese CD edition
"Songbird"
"Songbird" (demo)
"Columbia" (Live)

OASIS - Songbird