Who Sang Tragedy? Norah Jones

Norah Jones Day Breaks cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2016-10-5
length: 4:14
producer: Norah Jones and Eli Wolf
piano: Norah Jones
vocal: Norah Jones
mixer: Tom Elmhirst
engineer: Ted Tuthill
electric guitar: Tony Scherr
recording engineer: Ted Tuthill
percussion: Daniel Sadownick
co-producer: Sarah Oda
additional recording engineer: Ted Tuthill
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
assistant mixer: Joe Visciano
assistant engineer: Brandon Bost, Owen Mulholland, Cameron Alexander, Adam Tilzer and Jeff Citron
electric bass guitar: Chris Thomas
Hammond organ: Pete Remm
writer: Norah Jones, Sarah Oda
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy

He was only twenty five
Had an open heart and tender mind
He sang through all the hymns he knew
He was searching for a higher sign
When his water was turned to wine
All the darkness became light

Babies and a patient wife
They just wouldn't have to keep him high
So he gave them up just to fill his cup
Every sip would make him feel alive
No bones in his body were dry

It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy

Now he's finally come around
He's got wrinkles and a crooked friend
He holds back tears thinking of the years
That the bottle had a long time down
So he'd sit have another round
Singing hallelujah 'til it drowns

It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
It's a tragedy
Mhm, mhm, mhm
Mhm

Tracklist
SHM-CD 1
  • 1 Burn
  • 2 Tragedy
  • 3 Flipside
  • 4 It’s a Wonderful Time for Love
  • 5 And Then There Was You
  • 6 Don’t Be Denied
  • 7 Day Breaks
  • 8 Peace
  • 9 Once I Had a Laugh
  • 10 Sleeping Wild
  • 11 Carry On
  • 12 Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)
  • 13 Carry On (live at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT)
  • 14 Flipside (live at the Newport Jazz Festival)
  • 15 Peace (live at the Newport Jazz Festival)
  • 16 Don’t Know Why (live at the Newport Jazz Festival)