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
VERSE ONE: C F A midnight flight is leaving for Atlanta C G At least that’s where I’m guessing she is now, C F Then the roar of engines, then the lights beneath the thunder, C G C And I can only wonder where that plane is setting down.
VERSE TWO: 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.
CHORUS: Am F C G7 And I’ve been out walking when the morning looked like diamonds, F Am I have smelled the sweet magnolias in the rain, F G7 I could almost hear her talking, C F When the lightning lit my window, G7 F (Resolve on C) I can almost see her face against the pain.
VERSE THREE: 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.