Flightless bird american mouth is a weird song.  It has lyrics that don’t seem to make a lot of sense are certainly don’t sound very romantic, at least until you look closer.  It is the story of this young boy with big dreams who is a little reckless, and, while everyone watches what he does, no offers him any guidance.   But then he grows up, his playtime is over, and he gets a new dream.  It is a dream that a lot of people share: to find someone to love and be loved by.  Though he becomes more jaded in the second verse, he still returns to that pure and innocent dream.