Nighthawkin' Lyrics - Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley Greetings From L.A. cover art
writers: Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
release date: 1972
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Modern Electric Blues/Soul
length: 3:22
I was a nighthawkin' in my taxi
My fare was a shaky ol' lush
So I kicked it over and took off
Then he whipped out this switch blade
Straight outta nowhere level to my throat
He said "See reb I've been over to the war boy"
I said "I was a combat paratrooper daddy"
Well now he slupped back cool and he pocket that steel
He said "Get me down to fourth and main"

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Move With Me
  • 2 Get on Top
  • 3 Sweet Surrender
  • 4 Nighthawkin’
  • 5 Devil Eyes
  • 6 Hong Kong Bar
  • 7 Make It Right