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a premonition seen by Perry Smith in Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood", a book on the interviewed account of the killers of the Herbert Clutter family murder in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959.

Referenced by Conor Oberst in the song "We are Nowhere and It's Now" and In the song "Poison Oak"
The Yellow Bird}

Throughout the book, Perry Smith often dreams about a yellow bird. This bird symbolizes hope and the willingness to persevere in life. No matter what kind of trouble Perry dreamt he was in, the yellow bird would always rescue him. For example, when Perry was young, he would often dream about the fact that orphanage nuns would abuse him. In these dreams, the yellow bird would attack the nuns and lift Perry into the sky, thus giving him confidence.

"Did you forget your yellow bird, how could you forget your yellow bird" - We are nowhere and its now.
by Carlvskansas December 6, 2009
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