Nightbird
Eva Cassidy Lyrics


Some old hotel room in Memphis
I see the city through the rain
I'm just chasing me in my time
And remembering some pain

You see there once was a boy
And on the street he'd surely die
So the night bird took him in
And she taught him how to fly
See the night bird softly fly
Why does she fly alone
Is the moonlight just a flame
For her memory now she's gone

To big bars and honky tonks
Any pleasure can be found
You can get just what you want
If you lay your money down

And lonely sailors do their drinking
My my my how the brave men do die
And the night bird sells her pleasures
Bringing tears to my eyes

See the night bird softly fly
Why does she fly alone
Is the moonlight just a flame
For her memory now she's gone

So I guess I'll go out walking
Lord let the rain keep falling down
I guess I'll go and chase some memories
In the dark side of town

See the night bird softly fly
Why does she fly alone
Is the moonlight just a flame
For her memory now she's gone

For her memory now she's gone
For her memory now she's gone

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Written by: DOUG MACLEOD

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Andy Rolls

I'M 71 I have seen and listened to all types of music groups and singers, but this simply is the best performance I have ever heard, considering it was made in a club with none of todays modern production methods it is sheer genius by an angel who flew away far to soon. RIP Eva.

Davebow Hol

ADELE is......EXCELLANT. EVA WAS BETTER !

Murph K

Im 27 and Eva Cassidy Is my fave singer of all times. She's a angle her voice is so calming

Natter Alus

Yes.

Readonna Wilson

Yes it is this song has my heart shedding tears that is yet to come down my face

Brian Mishler

I got turned onto Eva about 20 years ago. I absolutely love her. Brings tears to my eyes when I hear her sing

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Jeff Jones

Said it before and I'll say it again. NEVER oversings the narrative. THAT'S why she's the greatest singer in recorded history. No other great singer in any genre can cover the ground Eva does. She's not only the best at what SHE does, but she's as good or better than them at what THEY do. Singular. There never was before nor will there ever be another like her. RIP, Eva.

joi isler

@Ken Macphee Thank you for mentioning Angelina. I had never heard of her before. (I missed Eva when she was alive (rip), but GOD is Good.) What a perfect name for her lovely voice and Grace. Someone in the comments for her rendition of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” prayed that she be protected from the “Industry.” I hope you’ll join us in that prayer.🙏🏾No one can replace Eva, but I think my heart has room for one more Songbird.♥️🕊 How about you?

Ken Macphee

And now comes Angelina Jordan.

joi isler

@Rossm3838 I think she sings as much from the Heart as she does the Music. It’s like they are One.

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