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Allison Russell — Nightflyer
Album: Outside Child
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7.2

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Total ratings: 297









Released: 2021
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 18
Yeah, I'm a midnight rider
Stone bona fide night flyer
I'm an angel of the morning too
The promise that the dawn will bring you, you

I'm the melody and the space between
Every note the swallow sings
I'm fourteen vultures circling
I'm that crawling, dying thing
I'm the smoke up above the trees, Good Lord
The fire and the branch that's burning, Lord
Maybe you were sleeping, Lord
But Mary she's not weeping no more, no, mm-mm

Yeah, I'm a midnight rider
Stone bona fide night flyer
I'm an angel of the morning too
The promise that the dawn will bring you, you, you

I'm the sick light of a hurricane's eye
I'm a violent lullaby
I'm six fireflies, one streetlight
I'm a suffocating summer night hm-mm, mm
I'm each of his steps on the stairway
I'm his shadow in the door frame
I'm the tap-tap of a lunar moth
I'm the stale beer on his breath hm-mm, hm-mm

His soul is trapped in that room
But I crawled back in my mother's womb
Came back out with my gold and my greens
Now I see everything
Now I feel everything, Good Lord
What the hell could they bring to stop me, Lord?
Nothing from the earth, nothing from the sea
Not a God Almighty thing

Yeah, I'm a midnight rider
Stone bona fide night flyer
I'm an angel of the morning too
The promise that the dawn will bring you, you, you

I'm the wounded bird, I'm the screaming hawk
I'm the one who can't be counted out
I'm the dove thrown into battle
I can roll and shake and rattle hm-mm, hm-mm
I'm the moon's dark side, I'm the solar flare
The child of the Earth, the child of the Air
I am The Mother of the Evening Star
I am the Love that Conquers All

Yeah, I'm a midnight rider
Stone bona fide night flyer
I'm an angel of the morning too
The promise that the dawn will bring you
Yeah, I'm a midnight rider
Stone bona fide night flyer
I'm an angel of the morning too
The promise that the dawn will bring you

You, you
You, you
You, you
Comments (11)add comment
Is it really "Americana" if it's performed by a Canadian? 


Grammy nominated song. Check out any live version of this on YouTube ... better yet, go see her live. She has an amazing life story as a survivor, and her love of life despite her past is incredibly inspirational. 
 lizardking wrote:

Great lyrics sung well = 7 at least for this'new-to-my-ears' song and artist.
Long Live RP and new additions to the main mix!

*2nd hearing and an immediate +1 to 8; LLRP*



First hearing an 8. Always gotta leave room for growth!
I can also recommend her "sisters" from Our Native Daughters: Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah and Leyla McCalla. Every single one is worth listening.
If you like this, check out her Po' Girl stuff.
Wow, what a talent!  A true breath of fresh air, refreshingly authentic.  Her list of awards and nominations is true testament.  

Thank you Bill & Rebecca.  More please!
Love this song! And it's worth checking out her old band - Po' Girl.
Beautiful, powerful song of redemption.   
 lizardking wrote:

Great lyrics sung well = 7 at least for this'new-to-my-ears' song and artist.
Long Live RP and new additions to the main mix!



Agreed!
Nice harmonies

4 weeks later........
Was able to listen more attentively
Starting at 7 rating
Great lyrics sung well = 7 at least for this'new-to-my-ears' song and artist.
Long Live RP and new additions to the main mix!

*2nd hearing and an immediate +1 to 8; LLRP*