…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the
last 40 years
~ Los Angeles Times ~


jh_emblem
The Unofficial German
John Hiatt Page
was established in 1997

© 2017 Juergen Feldmann
German John Hiatt Fansite
all rights reserved

Best viewed with:
IE11/Firefox 50/Safari 5.x
1024x768, 16m colors
date format: dd.mm.yyyy

visitors: 193280  online: 2

lyrics

[ back ]


The Lady Of The Night
written by John Hiatt

Oh the moon hangs down
Like some old evening gown
Forgotten by some lovely southern maiden

Oh the stars are her tears
And the sky a skin of years
That she has most graciously given

Now who am I
To think that she might bat an eye
At my heart that lay so dangerously open

'Neath the sweet magnolia tree
The world's a fragrant memory
And the lady of the night has finally spoken

CHORUS:
She cries, oh, you are a leaf that the wind blows
And you drift from place to place and you never know
Well is it here that I will stay?
Child, you must be on your way
For you are now, but you know nothing of your sorrow

So I hover in the breath
Between the birthday and the death
And the hummingbird, he hovers o're the flower

Though the end is just a guest
From one moment to the next
I keep thinking there will be a final hour

She cries, oh, you are a leaf that the wind blows
And you drift from place to place and you never know
Well is it here that I will stay?
Child, you must be on your way
For you are now, but you know nothing of tomorrow

She cries, oh, you are a leaf that the wind blows
And you drift from place to place and you never know
Well is it here that I will stay?
Child, you must be on your way