Sparrows are often used as metaphors or imagery in songs to symbolize rebirth, creativity, and unwavering love. In music, however, a sparrow can mean pretty much whatever you want it to, and every song’s meaning is open to interpretation.
Featuring some old songs and some new ones, this playlist has a great mix of songs about sparrows for any occasion.
So without further ado, here is my list of the best songs about sparrows!
1. Sparrow by Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel could sing a song about just about anything and make it sound like a hit song. This 1964 release of “Sparrow” is no different and sees the duo using a sparrow as a metaphor for a lonely life.
“Sparrow” featured on the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M, and is a song that I can not get enough of. Experience Simon & Garfunkel at their best when you add “Sparrow” to your playlist.
2. Little Sparrow by Dolly Parton
No music playlist is complete without the addition of a Dolly Parton song. “Little Sparrow” was released in 2001 and is a song about a woman who has been wronged by her lover. Dolly delivers a powerful vocal performance like only she can as she sings about a sparrow wanting to be free.
We have all felt lost or hurt by the one we love, and Parton’s song “Little Sparrow” is one that we can all relate to. “Little Sparrow” takes up the number two spot on my playlist and is a must-listen for any occasion.
3. Sparrow in the Birch by The Crofts Family
If you love Christmas music, you need to give “Sparrow in the Birch” a listen, as it features on my list. Released in 2014, the song features on the Crofts family’s album of Christmas hits.
Family bands are always great, and the Crofts family is sure to add some joy to your Christmas season when you add “Sparrow in the Birch” to your playlist.
4. Sparrows by Jason Gray
Sparrows have a strong presence in the bible. Based on the scripture of Matthew, Jason Gray’s 2016 hit song “Sparrows” is all the reassurance you need that God loves you.
The song features on the album Where the Light Gets In and is a reminder that with God on your side, you will never be lonely.
Add some of God’s love to your playlist today when you listen to “Sparrows” by Jason Gray.
5. Sparrow by Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande adds a bit of gospel influence to her song “Sparrow.” Released in 2019 on her album Real Life, Sande uses the metaphor of a sparrow to spread her positivity.
“Sparrow” is just one of a number of powerful songs by the singer, and combined with her captivating voice, she has the ability to bring positivity to even the gloomiest of days.
Feel the love when you hear Emeli Sande sing “Sparrow” as you add it to your sparrow song playlist.
6. I Don’t Feel it Anymore (Song of the Sparrow) by William Fitzsimmons
William Fitzsimmons might not be a name that you will have heard before, but it is definitely not one you will forget any time soon when you listen to his song “I Don’t Feel it Anymore.” Also called “Song of the Sparrow,” it was released in 2008 on the album The Sparrow and the Crow.
Fitzsimmons bares his emotions for all to see as he sings about the hurt and pain that we all have had to go through in life. Grab the tissues because “I Don’t Feel it Anymore” is a tear-jerker of note.
7. His Eye is on the Sparrow by Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount
Taken from the soundtrack to the movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a song by Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount. “His Eye is on the Sparrow” is a beautiful gospel track that is based on the words in Matthew and Psalms and once again speaks of God’s love.
Add some soul to your Christian music playlist when you give “His Eye is on The Sparrow” to your playlist of the best songs about sparrows.
8. Song of the Sparrow by SayWeCanFly
SawWeCanFly brings us an emotional song about finding yourself with their song “Song of the Sparrow.” Released in 2015 on the album Between the Roses, the singers find themselves wanting to be free from hurt and pain as they wish to be like a sparrow.
“Song of the Sparrow” has a melodic, emotional sound that will find its way into your heart. This song is a must-listen for anyone who needs refuge from their own mind and thoughts.
9. Sparrow by Marvin Gaye
King of soul music, Marvin Gaye, released a string of hits that made him a household name in the 70s. One of his best songs, “Sparrow,” was released in 1978 on the album Here, My Dear and saw the singer using the bird as a symbol for his creativity.
The sparrow is often seen as a symbol of the divine, which makes it perfect for your list of the best songs about sparrows. Give it a listen and feel Gaye’s words calm your soul.
10. Sparrows Will Sing by Marianne Faithfull
Bringing me to the end of my list is a sweet song from singer Marianne Faithfull. Released in 2014, “Sparrows Will Sing” featured on the album Give My Love to London.
The song is essentially about the meaning of life and youth and explores innocence in an otherwise unholy land. Add this one to your playlist today and enjoy the sweet sounds of Marianne Faithfull in all her glory.
Alexandra loves playing the piano and guitar. She has always been a music lover, but it wasn’t until she was in high school that she realized how much she loved to play. It allowed her to express herself without having to be verbally expressive, which is something she found very empowering.