Riding the Nightingale
Mark Lanegan Lyrics


Dyin' mama barely breathin' in a bed of nails
To wander through the ruin smokin' and pale
Came upon an angel and a nightingale
Back where the darkness comes
Between the earth and skies above
Dead weight on my body's bones
I think I dug too deep a hole
Think I dug too deep
A hole
Better run for cover babe you better hide
Don't do no good to wait til time decides
Time decides
Time
Time
I need a little more time
Riding on my nightingale
So many years to, to ride
Hiding on my nightingale, around my heart

Climbing down the stairs at last
I wouldn't touch me right
You're too proud and I'm too scared
And I'm neither here nor there
It's only fear
Well open up the doors
And let me breathe that air

Better run for cover babe you better hide
Just don't do to wait til time decides
Time decides
Time
Time
I need a little more time

Mama I'm gonna cry now
Cry, I'm gonna cry now
Oh you're makin' me cry now
Cry, I'm gonna cry now
Oh, no, no, no, no, no
I'm gonna cry
Cry
I'm gonna die cryin'

Better run for cover babe you'd better hide
Just don't to wait til time decides
Tied around my nightingale
So many years to, to hide
Fly my nightingale
Around my heart
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale

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Written by: MARK LANEGAN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Psic. Cristian Sánchez López

Dyin' mama barely breathin' in a bed of nails
To wander through the ruin smokin' and pale
Came upon an angel and a nightingale
Back where the darkness comes
Between the earth and skies above
Dead weight on my body's bones
I think I dug too deep a hole
Think I dug too deep
A hole

Better run for cover babe you better hide
Don't do no good to wait til time decides
Time decides
Time 
Time
I need a little more time
Riding on my nightingale
So many years to, to ride
Hiding on my nightingale, around my heart

Climbing down the stairs at last 
I wouldn't touch me right
You're too proud and I'm too scared
And I'm neither here nor there
It's only fear
Well open up the doors 
And let me breathe that air

Better run for cover babe you better hide
Just don't do to wait til time decides
Time decides
Time 
Time
I need a little more time

Mama I'm gonna cry now
Cry, I'm gonna cry now
Oh you're makin' me cry now
Cry, I'm gonna cry now
Oh, no, no, no, no, no
I'm gonna cry
Cry
I'm gonna die cryin'

Better run for cover babe you'd better hide
Just don't to wait til time decides
Tied around my nightingale
So many years to, to hide
Fly my nightingale
Around my heart
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale



All comments from YouTube:

Álvaro Z

My favorite song from him. Got to see him play live in a small pub in 2018. The song didn't make it to the setlist. Don't know if it actually even made it somewhere back in time. Now that he's gone, sorrow resonates hard as ever through his voice on this track. A legacy of beautiful yet inmense and unique darkness by a unique artist. Rest in Peace Mark, and thanks for everything.

Joshua Campbell

RIP Mark 🖤

Stephen Smith

Beautifully said

Magdalena G

Rest in Peace Mr. Lanegan. Your music was with me in my dark times and You helped me discover many things about myself that helped me get through. Thank You. ;((((((

Psic. Cristian Sánchez López

Dyin' mama barely breathin' in a bed of nails
To wander through the ruin smokin' and pale
Came upon an angel and a nightingale
Back where the darkness comes
Between the earth and skies above
Dead weight on my body's bones
I think I dug too deep a hole
Think I dug too deep
A hole

Better run for cover babe you better hide
Don't do no good to wait til time decides
Time decides
Time 
Time
I need a little more time
Riding on my nightingale
So many years to, to ride
Hiding on my nightingale, around my heart

Climbing down the stairs at last 
I wouldn't touch me right
You're too proud and I'm too scared
And I'm neither here nor there
It's only fear
Well open up the doors 
And let me breathe that air

Better run for cover babe you better hide
Just don't do to wait til time decides
Time decides
Time 
Time
I need a little more time

Mama I'm gonna cry now
Cry, I'm gonna cry now
Oh you're makin' me cry now
Cry, I'm gonna cry now
Oh, no, no, no, no, no
I'm gonna cry
Cry
I'm gonna die cryin'

Better run for cover babe you'd better hide
Just don't to wait til time decides
Tied around my nightingale
So many years to, to hide
Fly my nightingale
Around my heart
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale
Who's riding on my nightingale

S W

Rest easy, Mark. Your words and voice helped a great many people, myself included. You will be remembered forever through your art.

Júlio Carloz

Só acho que ele deveria fazer um show tocando o Whiskey* completo, ou pelo menos, algumas músicas dessa obra prima.

Ultimo Warrior

Si Blues Saraceno es un pionero del dark country, entonces Mark Lanegan es un pionero del dark blues. Temazo.

Lizard King

Dyin' mama barely breathin' in a bed of nails To wander through the ruin smokin' and pale Came upon an angel and a nightingale Back where the darkness comes Between the earth and skies above Dead weight on my body's bones I think I dug too deep a hole Think I dug too deep a hole Mark Lanegan is the best song writer and the best male vocalist God ever created on earth !

EOD Voodoo

Maybe Mark's best song on his best album. Hard to believe this album is 27 years old

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