Who Sang Black Swan? Nina Simone
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- Black SwanEternium2004Diablo
- Black SwanGreg Dulli’s Amber Headlights2005Greg Dulli
- Black SwanThe Eraser2006Thom Yorke
- Black SwanImpetus2008Ecliptica
- Black SwanDragonslayer2009Sunset Rubdown
- Black SwanTh1rt3en2011Megadeth
- Black SwanManx2011Maeckes feat. Plan B
- Black SwanKeep Moving2013Andrew Stockdale
- Black SwanEverybody Wants2014The Struts
- Black SwanA Year With No Summer2016Obsidian Kingdom
- Black SwanLa Petite Mort or a Conversation with God2016KING 810
publisher: ©DOWNTOWN DMP SONGS
writers: Christian Pierce, Jasen Moreno, Michael Luce, Stevie Benton
release date: 2000
producer: Jack Lewis
membranophone: Roger “Montego Joe” Sanders
vocal: Nina Simone
double bass: Lisle Atkinson
recording engineer: Dick Alderson
arranger: Nina Simone
guitar: Al Schackman and Phil Orlando
The sun is fallen and it lies in blood.
The moon is weaving bandages of gold.
O Black Swan where, oh where is my lover gone?
Torn and tattered is my bridal gown and my lamp is lost
and my lamp is lost.
With silver needles and with silver thread
The stars stitch a shroud for the dying sun
O Black Swan where oh where has my lover gone?
I had given him a kiss of fire and a golden ring
And a golden ring
Don't you hear your lover moan?
Eyes of glass and feet of stone,
Shells for teeth and weeds for tongue,
Deep, deep, down in the river's bed
he's looking for the ring.
Eyes wide open, never asleep
he's looking for the ring, looking for the ring.
The spools unravel and the needles break.
The sun is buried and the stars weep.
O black wave, O black wave take me away with you
I will share with you my golden hair,
and my bridal crown, and my bridal crown.
Oh, take me down with you.
Take me down to my wand'ring lover
With my child unborn,
With my child unborn.