Lyrics to Nightingale

Lyrics to the song Nightingale as recorded by Roxy Music.


Before the morning comes
Will I hear your song?
Come little nightingale
I won't be here for long

When you're up there flying, do you care
If there's no one else around?
When your lover leaves you in the air
Do you waver, do you fall?

Now while the moon is high
Shall we, nightingale
Duet all through the night?
A pair of souls for sale

Stars cluster glistening
Captive till the dawn
Patiently listening
They've heard it all before

Should I stay here or should I go?
I couldn't bear to be alone
Was it really love I saw?
Oh, now I'll never know

What is this I hear?
I recognise that song
Sweet little nightingale
I knew you'd come along
Soon when the morning comes
We will both be gone
So sing pretty nightingale
Lead, I'll follow on




Album Track

This Phil Manzanera/Bryan Ferry composition was recorded for Roxy Music's Siren album in 1975. This was included in the 1975 Siren tour but hasn't been performed live since.

Song Musicians

Nightingale is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums