"Blackbird" as written by Myles Kennedy and Mark / Tremonti....
The willow it weeps today
A breeze from the distance is calling your name
Unfurl your black wings and wait
Across the horizon it's coming to sweep you away
It's coming to sweep you away

Let the wind carry you home
Blackbird fly away
May you never be broken again

The fragile cannot endure
The wrecked and the jaded a place so impure
The static of this cruel world
Cause some birds to fly long before they've seen their day
Long before they've seen their day


Beyond the suffering you've known
I hope you find your way
May you never be broken again

Ascend may you find no resistance
Know that you made such a difference
All you leave behind will live to the end
The cycle of suffering goes on
But memories of you stay strong
Someday I too will fly and find you again


Beyond the suffering you've known
I hope you find your way
May you never be broken again
May you never be broken again

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"Blackbird" as written by Myles Kennedy Mark Tremonti

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree with Hardhittin, easily their best song. Lyrically it is genius, musically brilliant, and you can tell this song really means something to them.
    ihatehatehaterson October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDidn´t know it was about the death of a friend makes a lot of sense! At first it struck me as being about someone who had lost his way and is not living a fulfilling life like he/she had intended in a first place and that you know what is going on but unfortunately you are in a position where you cant do anything for them but hope that the wind will carry that blackbird home so that he/she may never be broken again...
    Obscureflectionon June 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song they've put out, hands down
    Hardhittn63on October 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter buying Alter Bridge's CD "Blackbird" I would have to say that this is my faveorite song. The entire CD is well put together but this one song stands out the most. Maybe because its in memory of someone or maybe because its just so emotional.

    I think that this song is about losing a close family member or a dear friend. (like Phantom Death said). I can totally relate with this song, just the meaning and the way they make the words emotional. Its one of the best songs by Alter Bridge. I hope that they keep on the great work.
    .:Motley:.on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentForget Creed.

    I was one of the Creed's old fans. And I disappointed when I heard ther first album.

    But After I listened this song accidently, I'm just keep on listening their album including their debuit album.

    I like it.
    king1475on November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. I listen to it all the time and it never seems to get old. Very emotional. I just have a correction with the lyrics. It's supposed to be "Ascend may you find no resistance" instead of "They're sending you from your resistance."
    MGSolidSnakeon December 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely the best song from a great band. They put a great deal of emotion into the song and I agree the lyrics are genius. Plus add in one of the greatest guitar solos I've ever heard it makes this song an instant classic.
    kidcash25on October 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, i think is about losing someone, like a friend or some family member that was really care & love for a lot of people
    this part kill me:
    The cycle of suffering goes on
    But the memories of you stay strong
    Someday I too will fly,
    And find you again
    (and the solo with feeling)
    Phantom_Deathon November 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    MathiasCronqviston December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits pretty sad that this song, which is a great song, one of the best ive ever heard, has 1 page of comments and my chemical romance "black parade" has 19 pages. i say this because both songs are about death.... MCR is an "emo" band... you know, emotional.... but yet this song has 10x the emotion, its expressed by ACTUAL singing.... great lyrics, and the music expresses it as well. Gerard from MCR said the black parade is the most epic thing hes ever heard, clocking in at 5 minutes long. this song is 8 minutes long, has like 3 guitar solos, and is just simply epic. i bring this up with the comparison because its just sad how shitty bands get so much attention these days because of their image, if alter bridge wear eye liner and wined instead of singing and didnt play guitar solos theyd be millionairs.....

    anywho.... this song is about death, the death of a close friends. it is really great. anyone whos lost a close relative or friend could relate.
    dinosaurs4breakfaston December 23, 2007   Link

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