A Prequel to Blackbird

Taking a break from my recurring thoughts of my trip in India, I drove down to Los Angeles to spend time with some of my closest friends, for a wonderful fourth of July celebration. On the drive down the 5, I listened to a ton of The Beatles. One song always sticks out, “Blackbird”; and so I played it ten times in a row. And as I listened to it, I wrote a poem in my head.

“My dearest sweet love,
You are beautiful
And you are strong;
I wish you could see.

But alas, you are a wounded bird.
And painful though it may be for me,
I must set you free.

Free, so you can fly!
So you can rise high and soar far and wide!
And someday if the fates shall decree,

That day,
You will be
With me.”

For those who haven’t read the lyrics to Blackbird or heard the song in a while, here’s another gander at one of Lennon & McCartney’s most poignant of songs, exquisitely written, even better sung. Close your eyes as you listen to this song.

“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.”

LOVE
LOVE

 


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