Demi Lovato wrote this song for her friend Trenton who passed away when he was 13 years old and she was 12. Demi states that this song is very important to her. Demi says that...
I can't sleep tonight
Wide awake and so confused
Everything's in line
But I am bruised
I need a voice to echo
I need a light to take me home
I kinda need a hero
Is it you?

I never see the forest for the trees
I could really use your melody
Baby I'm a little blind
I think it's time for you to find me

Can you be my nightingale?
Sing to me
I know you're there
You could be my sanity
Bring me peace
Sing me to sleep
Say you'll be my nightingale

Somebody speak to me
'Cause I'm feeling like hell
Need you to answer me
I'm overwhelmed
I need a voice to echo
I need a light to take me home
I need a star to follow
I don't know

I never see the forest for the trees
I could really use your melody
Baby I'm a little blind
I think it's time for you to find me

Can you be my nightingale?
Sing to me
I know you're there
You could be my sanity
Bring me peace
Sing me to sleep
Say you'll be my nightingale

I don't know what I'd do without you
Your words are like a whisper come through
As long as you are with me here tonight
I'm good

Can you be my nightingale?
Still so close
I know you're there
Oh, nightingale
You sing to me
I know you're there
'Cause baby you're my sanity
You bring me peace
Sing me to sleep
Say you'll be my nightingale

Oh
Mm, mm
Mm


Lyrics submitted by iholdher, edited by NeonWolves

"Nightingale" as written by Felicia D Barton Matthew Radosevich

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Walt Disney Music Company, CYPMP

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    My InterpretationThis song is about Demi's friends who she knew from a young age. He had committed suicide at 13 years old and this was written about him. It's her way of saying that she hopes he's always looking over her and guiding her hence "Can you be my Nightingale? Sing to me, I know you're there.
    You could be my sanity, bring me peace, send me to sleep,
    say you'll be my Nightingale."
    colepon May 16, 2013   Link

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