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On Andrew Bird's Latest, Real Life Takes The Reins

"All my songs are personal on some level; it's just a matter of how much that personal thing is buried." Bird says that on the new album Are You Serious, his private world has bubbled to the surface.

DeRay Mckesson, at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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Despite Steep Odds, DeRay Mckesson Draws Lessons From Mayoral Bid

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On Andrew Bird's Latest, Real Life Takes The Reins

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