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"The Nightingale" was a song by Julee Cruise.

Cruise performed the song after "Falling" on the evening of February 24, 1989.[1]


The nightingale
It said to me
'There is a love
Meant for me'

The nightingale
It flew to me
And told me
That it found my love

He said one day
'I'll meet you'
Our hearts will fly
With the nightingale

The nightingale
He told me
One day
'You will be with me'

The nightingale
Said he knew
'That your love
Would find my love one day'

My heart flies
With the nightingale
Through the night
All across the world

I long to see you
To touch you
To love you
Forever more

Behind the scenes[]

"The Nightingale" is a song by Julee Cruise. It first appeared on her 1989 album Floating into the Night, and was subsequently included on the Soundtrack from Twin Peaks. The song was performed by Cruise as the Roadhouse singer in the pilot episode of Twin Peaks.

The music was written by Angelo Badalamenti and the lyrics were written by David Lynch.