"This Flight Tonight" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
"Look out the left" the captain said
"The lights down there that's where we'll land"
Saw a falling star burning
High above the Las Vegas sand

It wasn't the one that you gave to me
That night down south between the trailer
Not the early one that you wish upon
Not the northern one that guides in the sailors

You've got that touch so gentle and sweet
But you've got that look so critical
Can't talk to you, babe, you know I get so weak
Sometimes I think that love is just mythical

Up there's a heaven, down there's a town
Blackness everywhere a little light's shine
Blackness, blackness draggin' me down
Come on light a candle in this heart of mine

Starbright, starbright, you've got the lovin' that I like
Turn this crazy bird around
Should not have got on this flight tonight

I'm drinkin' sweet champagne, got the headphones up high
Can't numb you, can't drum you out of my mind

They're singin'-"Goodbye baby,
Baby bye-bye,
Ooh! love is blind"

Up go the flaps, down go the wheels
Hope you got your heat turned on, baby
Hope they've finally fixed your automobile
Hope it's better when we meet again, babe

Starbright, starbright, you've got the lovin' that I like
Turn this crazy bird around
Should not have got on this flight tonight
Should not have got on this flight tonight


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"This Flight Tonight" as written by Joni Mitchell

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    General CommentMy mom used to play music for me when I was a baby while she was doing housework, I totally dug dancing along to her tunes. This was one she played alot, now it always makes me smile and think of my mom.
    bluebirdofpeaceon September 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song and Nazareth alltogether are too underrated.
    TwistedSisteron July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeahhhhh...

    It's one of those song with inconsequential lyrics, but the tune / sound... I was in my early teens when this came out, and it got a lot of airtime on UK radio. That thundering rhythm and howling bottleneck! Almost as soothing as my mum's spin-drier. I heard it in the car on the way home tonight, it brought back a lot of happy memories.
    Libraquariuson October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is also a cover made big by Naz, along with My White Bicycle. It was originally written by Joni Mitchell. Personally I think they knocked it out of the park. MUCH better version.

    I don't think the lyrics are inconsequential though. Probably about a long relationship that has it's problems but still has it's draw. Don't wanna stay, don't wanna leave. Just MHO.
    SeNTryon June 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion this band had one of the best guitar players in the industry.Manny Charlton.now they tour the classic rock scene without him.great song also.check out rolling stones top 100 guitar players.joni is on it,but not manny..go figure!?
    ohmson September 01, 2008   Link

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