Showing a dancing bird of paradise

from Fiona Apple – Hot Knife Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Not necessarily a literal reference; the bird of paradise is thought of as an erotic bird so maybe like the ‘hot knife in butter’.

She could be referring to the film Bird of Paradise )

Fiona is impressed by men who are very different, ‘tropical birds’

…such as ex-boyfriend David Blaine (who has a lot of magical birds and shit)

above: photo of david blaah.. after smokin a blaah..

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