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   Blackbird
by John T. Marck




Blackbird

Written by Paul on his farm in Scotland, the original inspiration was from a well-known piece by Bach, that he never knew the title of, that he and George used to play as kids. Originally Paul had in mind a black woman, rather than a bird. These were the days of the civil-rights movement, something that Paul and the other Beatles cared passionately about. Consequently, Paul is really writing this song to a black woman, who was experiencing the many associated problems concerning civil-rights in the United States. Paul is saying to his woman (or any black woman) to keep trying, to keep the faith, and that there is hope. Rather than using specifics, Paul used a blackbird, that became symbolic so that it could be applied to any situation or problem. One of Paul's themes of "taking a sad song and making it better," is used again here.

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 you 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

You were only waiting for this moment to arise

You were only waiting for this moment to arise

 

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