Blackbird ~ The Beatles

Here is a moment that only The Beatles can provide:

The car is full. In the back seat are husband and wife and an unrelated girl, twenty + years their junior.  The wife says, "Look at that huge crow....or blackbird...whatever its called." At these words, she points to a large bird sitting on a fence.

Husband and girl simultaneously start quietly singing, "Blackbird singing in the dead of night..."

I read on Wikipedia that Paul McCartney wrote the song Blackbird in response to the civil rights movement and the unrest at the time (1968) in the United States. Also, nothing speaks to the widespread of appeal of this song quite like the list of artists who have covered it. Click on the wikipedia link above to see the list.



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



Blackbird fly, blackbird fly

Into the light of the dark black night



Blackbird fly, blackbird fly

Into the light of the dark black night



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
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise