Who Sang Nightbird? LaBelle

LaBelle Nightbirds cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974
length: 3:10
composer: Nona Hendryx
lyricist: Nona Hendryx

Nightbird fly by the light of the moon
Makes no difference if it's only a dream

Released, relive, just for the day
It's the nightbird's way

She sees, she stalls
She stores, nothing away

Tomorrow's a dream
Running out of steam
Leaving bits and pieces in her wake
She lives the day before day

Nightbird stars can't go high enough
She only touches down just to feel her wings again

Laughing, crying, all the way

Hear the nightbird pray

She lives, she dies
She finds, life is a wait

And yesterday's apart
Unrelieving cart
And a mind where time has nothing to take
She feeds the fire of a flame

Nightbirds fly
Fly by the light of the moon

(repeat fade)

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lady Marmalade
  • 2 Somebody Somewhere
  • 3 Are You Lonely?
  • 4 It Took a Long Time
  • 5 Don’t Bring Me Down
  • 6 What Can I Do for You?
  • 7 Nightbird
  • 8 Space Children
  • 9 All Girl Band
  • 10 You Turn Me On