Those of you who follow the blog of the Bard of the South know I’m a fan of Jeff Talmadge. I think he’s one of the most talented songwriters we have in Americana music. Here are the chords and lyrics for “Midnight Flight,” a song that if should listen to when you put or see someone you know on a plane. If the chords are wrong or need tweaking, let me know. You can purchase the song on Amazon and other sites, but you can download a iTunes copy here: Jeff’s website is here:
“Midnight Flight” by Jeff Talmadge
A midnight flight is leaving for Atlanta
At least that’s where I’m guessing she is now,
Then the roar of engines, then the lights beneath the thunder,
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And I can only wonder where that plane is setting down.
And if she’s got a window seat,
She’s looking while she’s leaving,
Her memory grows smaller with the ride,
There’s a fire on the horizon,
Whether you’re coming or you’re going,
But you can’t tell if it just started
Or if the fire has died.
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And I’ve been out walking when the morning looked like diamonds,
I have smelled the sweet magnolias in the rain,
I could almost hear her talking,
When the lightning lit my window,
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I can almost see her face against the pain.
It’s all a simple matter,
Of which way you are headed,
If the place you’re going looks like hell or home,
But tonight the storm is blowing
And the elements are crashing,
Tomorrow I will still be here
And tomorrow, she’ll be gone.