Nazareth - This Flight Tonight (Auftritt im ORF, 1975)

Nazareth - This Flight Tonight (Auftritt im ORF, 1975)

"This Flight Tonight" is a song originally by Joni Mitchell, from her 1971 album Blue. Scottish hard rock band Nazareth released the song as a single in 1973 that charted internationally.

Scottish hard rock band Nazareth reworked the song in 1973 to make it their own with a powerful, driving hard-rock treatment which was a hit in Canada, Germany (where it reached number one) and the UK. It was produced by Roger Glover. The single reached number 11 in the UK charts in November 1973. The band re-recorded the song in 1991 for the album No Jive.


Look out the left the captain said

The lights down there that's where we'll land

Saw a falling star burning

High above the Las Vegas sand

It wasn't the one that you gave to me

That night down south between the trailers

Not the early one that you wish upon

Not the northern one that guides in the sailors

You've got that touch so gentle and sweet

But you've got that look so critical

Can't talk to you babe you know I get so weak

Sometimes I think that love is just mythical

Up there's a heaven, down there's a town

Blackness everywhere any little lights shine

Blackness, blackness draggin' me down

Come on light a candle in this heart of mine

Starbright, starbright, you've got the lovin' that I like

Turn this crazy bird around

Should not have got on this flight tonight

I'm drinkin' sweet champagne got the headphones up high

Can't numb you, can't drum you out of my mind

They're singin'-"Goodbye baby,

Baby bye-bye,

Ooh! love is blind"

Up go the flaps,down go the wheels

Hope you got your heat turned on baby

Hope they've finally fixed your automobile

Hope it's better when we meet again babe.