How could you? You are the river
Pour out of this life
How could you? You are the morning bird
Who sang me into life every day, fly away
You are the blood of me
The harvest of my dreams
There's nowhere I can find peace
And the silence won't cease
Nothing's quite how it seems
The ghost of my joy won't let me be
If you set me free I will not run
I will not run, I will not run
Song & Lyrics Facts
Sade's "Morning Bird" is a live performance of the single from their 2008 album, Soldier of Love. The song was written by Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman and Andrew Hale and performed by Sade and her backing band.
It was released on February 8th, 2010 as part of a special edition of the album. The lyrics to this soulful ballad tell a story of hope and redemption in spite of life’s struggles. With its mellow guitar riffs, soothing vocals and uplifting melody, "Morning Bird" speaks to the resilience of the human spirit.