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​Down Came A Blackbird

This song is by Lila McCann and appears on the album Lila (1997).

Down came a blackbird, set on a fence
Talkin' in riddles makin' no sense
'Cause she's gone, your baby's gone

Down came a blackbird, perched on a pole
Took out a mirror and said, "Son, behold"
'Cause she's gone, your baby's gone

Gone like a dollar spent on a drink
Head hangin' over the kitchen sink
Gone like the wind through a cabin door
Never gonna blow that way no more

Gone like the song of a mockingbird
Laughing at every little thing he heard
Gone like a dream in a puff of smoke
She ain't comin' back and it ain't no joke
She's gone, your baby's gone

Down came a blackbird, set by the fire
Said, "The future's comin' at you like a freight train
And you're walkin' the wire"
'Cause she's gone, your baby's gone

Gone like a dollar spent on a drink
Head hangin' over the kitchen sink
Gone like a dream in a puff of smoke
She ain't comin' back and it ain't no joke
She's gone, your baby's gone

She says she doesn't want a man who hangs around the house
Who doesn't say a word unless he's shootin' off his mouth
There's got to be a better way to be a loving wife
If she stays here she'll end up his waitress for life

Down came a blackbird, set on a fence
Talkin' in riddles and makin'
Absolutely perfect sense
'Cause she's gone, your baby's gone

Gone like a dollar spent on a drink
Head hangin' over the kitchen sink
Gone like the wind through a cabin door
Never gonna blow that way no more

Gone like the song of a mockingbird
Laughing at every little thing he heard
Gone like a dream in a puff of smoke
She ain't comin' back and it ain't no joke
She's gone, your baby's gone

Down came a blackbird
Down came a blackbird