we can fly


Written: 1991
Released: 2003 on 'Fame'



If we can find the will to learn
And peace of mind and give and take
And tolerance enough within us
To keep two sides apart
If we can find a spark of hope
Within the ashes of mistakes
And remember how it hurt the first time
Before the fighting starts


We can fly, fly away
Higher than the wars of children
Higher than the hate they're built on
Fly, fly away
Higher than the men who fight them
Higher than the sun

If we can see in everything
A thing of beauty and of joy
If love can be the greatest treasure
We find along the way
If we can see in every angel
The smile of a little devil
And close our eyes and still believe
In words that lovers say


We can fly, fly away
Higher than grey words of wisdom
Higher than the men who speak them
Fly, fly away
Higher than cold words of reason
Higher than the sun
We can fly

Higher than the guns can fire
Higher than the wind
Higher than the little minds
That judge men for their skin

If love is all that fills our pockets
And kisses are our only change
Then take my hand and spend some money
Oh I'll buy you anything
If love is all that turns our page
If love is all that spreads our wings
If love is all that tells our story
Then let the tale begin

Higher than the man made mountains
That would block our way
Higher than mere flights of fancy
Higher everyday

Oh the wind that dances through your hair
That makes you shiver oh so slightly
The way you smile the way you laugh
So lovely I could cry
Sitting on the edge of England
With your knees pushed up your sweater
And so much blue within your eyes
The sky itself might die
Take my hand and we can fly
Together you and I
Beyond the world, beyond the sky
My darling we can fly


We can fly, fly away
We can fly, fly away
We can fly
We can fly
We can fly

© Philip Jeays 1991
Philip Jeays © Sean K

Released April 18th 2016 Take The Slow Train album

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