“Midnight Flight” by Jeff Talmadge, Chords and Lyrics

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


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.


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.


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.


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.