I think you shouldn't look to Danish bands for examples of English usage. Any English-speaker, for example, would have used the word "Locusts" and not "Crickets" in the title of that song. As for "bird is the word" in it? I'm sure they just thought it was funny ... has no sense to it that I can see.As an example, I can refer to the song "Black Crickets" from D.A.D.
In this song, the harvest is plagued by black crickets threatening the pioneers survival, until a cunning old man had the idea of building a giant nest, suggesting the presence of a giant bird to frighten the pests.
the lyrics then goes:
"They saw the nest the vision occured
And the dogs would wag their tails
Crickets all shouted: "Bird is the word"
The insects hit the trail"
What do you think about it?
OK, now you've got something to play with:So I suppose I shouldn't turn to german bands for more examples... though the song "eaglize it" from the Boss Hoss also contains this sentence.