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Blackbird (Live)

Lyrics

Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free
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Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
thru composed melodic style
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

None better than the Beatles
Sweet song. Love the sarah mclaughlin version,too. . . . and the glee version
My Mum and pap or not together any more and they used to sing this to me as a lullaby they were awesome so now still love the song but hate memories or my life with the song
Madeleine: Funny you should write this as I have sung it to my 3 girls since the day they each were born and have on occasion even played it on the guitar (without much success, but sometimes with some delight from them). I hope that my girls look back as fondly on this one day as you seem to have.
I have heard this song since the day I was born, my dad used to sing it to me every night before I went to sleep. Every time I hear it I get an amazing feeling. I couldn't have asked for a better lullaby. Thank you, Dad. :)
Forever tied to this song is not just what it is about, but what it was used for. You may find http://en.wi k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / H e l t e r _ S k e l t e r _ % 2 8 M a n s o n _ s c e n a r i o % 2 9 # B a c k g r o u n d of interest in this regard.
Very interesting. I had no idea there was so much more to this song.
crazynphsyco k i d 1 2 7
the lyrics are incorrect
Interesting. I never put much thought into the history of this song.
therunks
"McCartney was inspired to write this while in Scotland as a reaction to racial tensions escalating in America in the spring of 1968." (Wikipedia)

You were spot-on, Oliver :)
oli44472
civil rights- the brits sometimes call girls 'birds' (e.g. the song "Norwegian Wood- this BIRD has flown"... about a girl who left John). Since the song appears on the White Album, it was written sometime in 1968- at the height of the U.S. Civil Rights movement...
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