People dressed as bees protest in London against the use of pesticides. If you have a bee in your bonnet about something, you are obsessed with it and can't stop thinking about it. This phrase is often used when you are worried or angry about something. The word 'bonnet' refers to a kind of hat. The council wants to close down our local library. I've got a bee in my bonnet about it! Mum's got such a bee in her bonnet about the wedding. I keep telling her that it will be fine, but she's very worried. There are over 60, bees in the average bee colony.
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Original Art Greetings Cards. This phrase clearly alludes to the state of agitation one would be in when finding a bee inside one's bonnet. It follows on from the earlier expression 'to have bees in one's head', which had much the same meaning.
It was released in late through Elektra Records as the lead single from the album Flood , making the single the band's first release on a major label. The song's lyrics are narrated from the perspective of a nightlight. Due to its largely digital composition, it contains some unconventional musical elements for a pop song, including an atypical snare drum pattern and modulation among four keys. Production was handled by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. The melody to "Birdhouse in Your Soul" was written several years prior to its recording for Flood. John Linnell has stated that he "shoehorned" the lyrics into the existing melody. Alexander Reed have noted that movement between lyrical themes is a recurring motif throughout Flood. During production, Linnell created a demo using a more standard pop drum beat with the snare drum only on the backbeats. However, Langer and Winstanley emphatically rejected this change, which Linnell credits as saving the song.