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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.

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.



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    turtlefootDec 30, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    when i was a little girl and my older sister and i couldn't sleep, my dad used to take out his acoustic guitar and play us songs. this was the one that always made me fall asleep, and it was the memory of that that made me want to play guitar too, last summer. my dad is now giving me lessons, but this one i learned on my own.
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    UnregisteredFeb 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    This was about the civil rights movement in america…"bird" was used as a metaphor for a woman in those days (and your bird can sing and blackbird) and…well, the first syllable is easy to figure out. But aside from that, it's about finding strength even when there seems to be nothing to build that strength on.
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    MarshivioletJan 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    this song was meant for the civil rights movement, but can be used for all situations. when there is a need to pick up everything and move on, leave what was there behind and go on to the next thing in your life. to take control, to start a new chapter, there are endless possibilities of situations this song could stand for.

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