Hathaway, Donny - Magdalena Lyrics




Magdalena sits in her chair
Speaking on the mass
She talks in splice and splinters
She laughs not breaking glass
She said that she would have me
Spirit her away
Stealing all my images
Till there's nothin' left to say

Oh, Magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are
Your love is like a razor
My heart is just a scar
Oh, Magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are

She tells me that she wants me
Then she tells me not to bother
She tells me that I couldn't hold
A candle to her father
She knows that she's got me
When I start to rave about
She'll just smile and flash her eyes
And blow the candle out

Oh, Magdalena
Oh, ho, ho, Magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are

Magdalena lying there
Could make a dancer stumble
Make a preacher bite his tongue
And leave him with a mumble
And if you think I'm crazy babe
Or that I'm kiddin' you
Just pay your dues and lose your blues
When she gets her tongue in you

Oh, Magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are
Your love is like a razor
My heart is just a scar
Oh, Magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are

Well, I can't be forgotten
And I can't be ignored
You find me with my poems
And my songs
But if upon your journey
You're turning to L.A.
Won't you take this little
Red-haired girl song?

Oh, Magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are
Your love is like a razor
My heart is just a scar
Oh, Magdalena
Nothing like the saint you are





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  1. Francine King

    "Your love is like a razor , my heart is just a scar" I was in High School when this LP came out. Magdalena was / is one of my favorite cuts. I love you Donny REST IN POWER.

  2. Mark Pedroza

    He sang the TV theme song "Maude"

  3. Key West

    WHO COULD DIS LIKE THIS! GET A SOUL THIS IS RAGTIME RHYTHM LEARN THE HISTORY OF THIS TIME CAPSULE OF MUSIC!!!!

  4. PUMPKIN ORE

    my one and only Donny!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. ÄdiÖ ÄyÖ

    St.louis's finest

  6. Frederick Aiese

    He made you feel like he knew your deepest secrets when he sang.

  7. James Killmonger

    Yes he is the GOAT!!!

  8. Dearlin Brown

    the goat

  9. Leonard

    He's my favorite singer and musician of all time. I love this man's voice. There needs to be a serious film produced of Donny Hathaway.

    ÄdiÖ ÄyÖ

    i agree with everuthing you said hes also my favorite of all time

  10. Cameron Rison

    Gone from us WAY too soon. Unbelievably underrated. The initiated keep the rich legacy alive though. What a cut this is.  

  11. ssmi636

    Superb!

  12. Corey Pugh

    One of the greatest musicians that ever lived.

  13. Sherod Smallman

    This so is AMAZING !!!!!!

  14. Sade Tucker

    I love the sound of Donny's voice when he hits low and deep notes. Such a rich sound that I could never get enough of. R.I.P

    David C

    Sade Tucker Donny's voice is the human version of the piano. The king/queen of instruments . Yep, you heard that from me first. I'm obsessed with Donny Hathaway. His voice, for me at least, is the standard. Each new listen to his songs I still get goosebumps like the first time!

  15. The Infiltrator

    magical song by danny o'keefe. my favorite performance (next to danny's original) of the song is this one - thanks for putting it up!

  16. Tammy Brogdon

    so rich... so fun... love Donny