"Fly" as written by Michael Ford, Murray Foster and Jian Ghomeshi....
When you've played out As the World Turns
You don't need soaps to clean your mind
Every little child learns
If you can't see dreams, your eyes are blind
Was it just a fool's impression?
Such an antiquated passion.
On the day they both conspired to ride the midway after dark
They had enough of their pride to not bring coins to this amusement park
And she held his hand to follow
And he held his breath, then let go
They crouched down low.
Sat in the front row.
Untied the rope so they could fly
Hold on tight, let's get it just right,
We'll take our last flight. You and I.

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When you're getting tired of normal
You sometimes think you've lost your will
You see something less formal
And reconcile to try to move in for the thrill
Was it breaking down like most do?
Or searching for happiness where you're supposed to?

So they cried inside while their eyes smiled
There was no turning back for two
Erase the memory stockpile
All alone, and one thing left to do
In the roller coaster shadows,
They took off their shoes and bared their souls
They crouched down low.
Sat in the front row
Untied the rope so they could fly
Hold on tight, let's get it just right
We'll take our last flight. You and I.
And she held his hand to follow
And he held his breath, then let go
They crouched down low
Sat in the front row
Untied the rope so they could fly
Hold on tight, let's get it just right,
We'll take our last flight.
You and I.


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"Fly" as written by Michael Ford Jian Ghomeshi

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    General CommentSuch a beautiful, bittersweet song. What else can I say? The lyrics speak for themselves.
    nightkite13on March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me, or does this song sound like they're both comitting suicide. I'd have to disagree with you, nightkite, I don't think they speak for themselves.
    showackbianhoon June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song was written about two people who were very very much in love. But they realized they were not meant to be together. Its the feeling when you know someone you really really care about is just not right.
    bleeding*staron February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBleeding*Star is right, according to the Live Noise album, where Jian explains what the song means.

    God, this song is heartwrenching. I know exactly the feeling he's singing about, and this song always makes me think of a certain person, with a mix of regret, relief, and ache.
    rainbowcrayonon October 21, 2008   Link

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