"Blackbird" as written by Johnny Mac Powell, Samuel Tai Anderson, Bradley B. C. Avery, David Carr and Mark D. Lee....
Blackbird, why you wearing that frown?
Don't you know Jesus loves you and me
And the preacher on TV you're putting down?

Blackbird, how I love to hear your songs
But I could spend all of my time in the shade
Of the trees and listen all day long
Oh yeah, I could listen all day long

But you're ever hearing, never understanding
Ever seeing, not perceiving and your heart has grown callous
You're in a storm and lost your way
Won't you fly to heaven and be saved today?

Blackbird, now you're broken your wing
You try to fly high but you know that you
Can't go anywhere, you can't do anything

Blackbird, who put you in your cage
Tell me, was it God or was it you or was it me?
Well I guess it don't matter anyway
No no, it don't matter, no, not anyway

But you're ever hearing, never understanding
Ever seeing, not perceiving and your heart has grown callous
You're in a storm and lost your way
Won't you fly to heaven and be saved today?
Oh yeah, blackbird yeah

You say you need a remedy
For the thorn in your pride
I think it's such a tragedy
That you have left Him behind

You say you'd light you candle
But your love light doesn't shine
You say you talk to angels
Well I say it's such a lie
Yes it is now, such a lie, lie, lie

Oh but you're ever hearing, never understanding
Ever seeing, not perceiving and your heart has grown callous
You're in a storm and lost you way
Won't you fly to heaven and be saved today?
Oh yeah, blackbird yeah



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"Blackbird" as written by Samuel Tai Anderson Johnny Mac Powell

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    General CommentThird day rules!! i love there songs, and there style, althought i dont agree with some of there beliefs, there music still rocks and i could listen to it all day, oh yeah, this song is about someone thats fallen away from Christ, and they dont know why, or how to get them back
    rogerleeon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThird day rules!! i love there songs, and there style, althought i dont agree with some of there beliefs, there music still rocks and i could listen to it all day, oh yeah, this song is about someone thats fallen away from Christ, and they dont know why, or how to get them back
    rogerleeon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about The Black Crowes
    midwestwhitemanon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe black crowes were a big influence to the whole band. but i suspect that the band (black crowes) was a sort of frustration to third day. kinda where the lines "ever hearing never understanding ever seeing, not perceiving and your heart has grown calloused." i know that is found somewhere in scripture but it applies to alot of people. they do a really cool live version of this to the music of "remedy".
    mattdon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like third day and they play some of their songs at Church and my dad really likes them too. i probably could listin to this song a lot too. I've only heard a couple of their songs but i like them
    KOPAZI1426on April 15, 2005   Link

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