Noel Eskew
nightbird
Lyrics
NIGHTBIRD WORDS AND MUSIC BY
NOEL ESKEW & JILL KING

I HEARD A NIGHTBIRD CALLING, CALLING YOUR NAME
AND BABY, IT MADE ME WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN
AND I WONDER, WONDER WHERE YOU ARE NOW

I HEARD A TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING, SOUND SO SAD
AND BABY, IT MADE ME WANT TO HOLD YOU AGAIN SO BAD
AND I WONDER, WONDER WHERE YOU ARE NOW

AIN?T IT FUNNY HOW THE FEELING HOLDS ON
EVERYTHING I HEAR IS JUST ANOTHER SAD SONG
MAKES ME WONDER, WONDER WHERE YOU ARE NOW

I HEARD THE WHEELS WHINING, SOUND SO BLUE
SOUND JUST LIKE THEY SOUNDED AS I DROVE AWAY FROM YOU
AND I WONDER, WONDER WHERE YOU ARE NOW

I HEARD MY HEART POUNDING INSIDE MY HEAD
MADE ME WANT TO TAKE BACK EVERYTHING THAT I SAID

I SAID WE BOTH HAD BETTER THINGS TO DO
THAT MY HAPPINESS WAS JUST A MATTER OF LEAVING YOU

AND NOW IT?S SO FUNNY HOW THE FEELING HANGS ON
EVERYTHING I HEAR IS JUST ANOTHER SAD SONG
TO MAKE ME WONDER, WONDER WHERE YOU ARE NOW
Credits
Lyric Credits: Noel Eskew & Jill King
Music Credits: Noel Eskew & Jill King
Producer Credits: Noel Eskew
Publisher Credits: Eskhar Music
Performance Credits: Noel Eskew, guitar & vocals
Description
Short Song Description:
Things that make you ponder 'bout a love you left.
Long Song Description:
All the verses are about different things the subject hears and her/his reaction emotionally in reference to a lover he/she left. And this person is left wondering what became of that person they loved.
Story Behind the Song:
Driving home from a gig at 2:30am, I heard a nightbird as I drove up a Nashville street toward home and just started singing to myself. Had the basic song down, but it didn't have a bridge/chorus till my friend Jill King sat down with me and said, "well
Metadata
Song Length: 3:16
Primary Genre: Blues-Country
Secondary Genre: Country-Alternative
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Lost Love
Subject Matter 2: Breaking Up
Similar Artist 1: Tracy Chapman
Similar Artist 2: Shawn Colvin
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later