>The Beatles’ "Blackbird" And the Civil Rights Movement

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From a sermon I heard this morning at Brentwood UMC in Nashville.

The Beatles’ song “Blackbird” was a song from The White Album that was inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, noting that NOW was the time for the African Americans to rise up and receive justice and equality.  It sprung out of all the racial unrest in 1968 that Paul McCartney was seeing unfold.  The pastor this AM said her recently saw McCartney in concert and this story was told.

I had never heard it before, but it makes perfect sense when looking at the Lyrics:



Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise,
You were only waiting for this moment to arise,
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Here’s a version of the song on YouTube

VERY COOL

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