"Fly Away" as written by and Adam Gregory Martin....
Free city
This is a shout out to every young brother ya know
That's doing his thing right now
Keep ya head up
He's walking the yard wishing he had wings
Ya know so he could fly up out that joint
Man

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it wouldn't be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard

Man its the longest yard I ever had to get in my life
See my life ain't right if my wife don't write
My nigga can't eat if the fish don't bite
My raise the gross sales like mike 'n' ike
A big brother all mighty I keep gamma ray on my g five g
Takin g five jeep, g five deep
To ?
Listen man they lock it down round here
See body bag, ya gag, then ya frown round here
This is serious as the sound round here
The guards guard the ground fo' pounds round here
And they ain't playin' they just layin' old
And anything that would've happen
Nigga happen real slow
Get the word from upstairs, tell you in that hole
I can't take it I'm just ready to go

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it would be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard
Yea,yea its still the longest yard
Uh,uh its still the longest yard
Uh, uh its still the longest
Done fought through the battle, and I made it this far

I'm in my cell 20 hours a day, doin' push ups every hour of a day
Cause I'm tryin' to keep the cowards away
That's why I'm markin' off the calendar days
Tryin' to get it outta the way
Yea, and I'm just tryin' to keep a peace in mind
And try not to strike a mother fucker with a piece of mine
Cause he try to take a peace of mine
So I'm a slice him one piece at a time
But now they close the doors, lock me in
In a cell 30 feet but is built for 10
Tell me what kinda world they got you in
With a barbwire fence to box you in
From now till they turn off the lights
See I'm read everything in sight
Its kinda hard tryin' to read at night
But I'm a change my life
And help another brother take this flight

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it would be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard
Yea,yea its still the longest yard
Uh,uh its still the longest yard
Uh, uh its still the longest, done fought through the battle, and I made it this far

Oh no, I gotta make it out this place some how
Oh no, man I really believe I can turn it around
Oh no, you see all I need is that second chance to show
Since incarceration, my obligation of rehabilitation
Oh no, they can punch me high kick me low
Oh no, spit on me, its gonna take more than that for them to break my soul
Oh no, man its hard for people to understand what its like to be gated,
Incarcerated, most can't take it but imma make it to see betta days

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it would be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard
Yea,yea its still the longest yard
Uh,uh its still the longest yard
Uh, uh its still the longest
Done fought through the battle, and I made it this far

If I could fly away
If I could id turn around
If I could fly away
If I could id turn around


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"Fly Away" as written by Cornell Haynes Rashad Hill

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI saw the movie longest yard recently and bought the soundtrack. To my surprise this was the only song that really got to me. I think it's about nelly and other people being locked in prison and finally being released.
    seredaon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is making meh angrey. ALOT of the site have the lyrics wrong. What the hell does "croessed the ration" mean?

    "Fly Away"

    [Nelly Talking]
    Free City
    This is a shout out to every young brother ya know
    Thats doin his thing right now
    Keep ya head up...
    He’s walkin the yard wishin he had wings
    Ya know so he could fly up out that joint
    Man

    [Intro]
    If I could, fly away
    Ooo man I wouldn’t come back no more
    I, I’d turn around,
    Just to see it for the last time,
    See, now I know
    Hey, that it won’t be easy
    I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far
    I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard

    [Verse 1]
    Man, it’s the longest yard I ever had to get in my life
    And see my life ain’t right, if my wife don’t write
    My niggas cant eat if the fish don’t bite
    My raise the gross sales, like Mike and Ike
    Now big brother almighty
    I keep a gamma ray, i’ma G-5 G
    Take a G-5 jeep, G-5 deep
    Too some of their bare feet
    And that jeep don’t speak
    Listen mayne they lock it down round herre
    See body bag and gag and your found round herre
    This as serious as it sound round herre
    The guards guard the ground, 4 pounds round herre
    And they ain’t playin, they’re just lettin you know
    That anything they want to happen, nigga happen real slow
    Get the word from upstairs, put you in that hole
    I cant take it, I’m just ready to go

    [Chorus]
    If I could, fly away
    Ooo man wouldn’t come back no more
    I, I’d turn around,
    Just to see you for the last time,
    See, now I know
    Hey, that it won’t be easy
    I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far
    I gotta few more feet, but it's still the longest yard
    Yeah yeah, its still the longest yard
    Uh uh, its still the longest yard
    Um um, its still the longest yard
    I done fought in a battle and I done made it this far

    [Verse 2]
    I’m in my cell 20 hours a day
    And doin push-ups ever hour a day
    Cause im tryin to keep the cowards away
    Thats why im markin off the calendar days
    Tryin to get it out of the way
    And im just tryin to keep a piece of mind
    And im gon shame a motherfucker with a piece of mine
    Cause he tryin to take a piece of mine
    So im gon slice his ass a piece at a time
    But now that they close the door
    Lock me in, in a cell 30 deep but its built for 10
    Tell me what kind of world they got you in
    With the barbed wire fences, box you in
    From now, til they turn off the lights
    I’ma read anything in sight
    Its kinda hard tryin to read at night
    But I’ma change my life
    And hope another brother take this flight

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3]
    (Oohh no) I gotta make it out this place some how
    (Oohh no) Man I really believe that I done turned it around
    (Oohh no) You see, all I need is that second chance to show,
    since incarceration, my obligation is rehabilitation
    (Oohh no) They can punch me high, and they can kick me low
    (Oohh no) Spit on me, it's gonna take more than that for them to break my soul
    (Oohh no) Man its hard for people to understand what its like to be,
    gated, incarcerated , most cant take it, but I’ma make it man to see better days

    [Chorus]

    [Hook]
    If I could fly away,
    If I could I turn around,
    If I could fly away
    ugochickon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is making meh angrey. ALOT of the site have the lyrics wrong. What the hell does "croessed the ration" mean?

    "Fly Away"

    [Nelly Talking]
    Free City
    This is a shout out to every young brother ya know
    Thats doin his thing right now
    Keep ya head up...
    He’s walkin the yard wishin he had wings
    Ya know so he could fly up out that joint
    Man

    [Intro]
    If I could, fly away
    Ooo man I wouldn’t come back no more
    I, I’d turn around,
    Just to see it for the last time,
    See, now I know
    Hey, that it won’t be easy
    I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far
    I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard

    [Verse 1]
    Man, it’s the longest yard I ever had to get in my life
    And see my life ain’t right, if my wife don’t write
    My niggas cant eat if the fish don’t bite
    My raise the gross sales, like Mike and Ike
    Now big brother almighty
    I keep a gamma ray, i’ma G-5 G
    Take a G-5 jeep, G-5 deep
    Too some of their bare feet
    And that jeep don’t speak
    Listen mayne they lock it down round herre
    See body bag and gag and your found round herre
    This as serious as it sound round herre
    The guards guard the ground, 4 pounds round herre
    And they ain’t playin, they’re just lettin you know
    That anything they want to happen, nigga happen real slow
    Get the word from upstairs, put you in that hole
    I cant take it, I’m just ready to go

    [Chorus]
    If I could, fly away
    Ooo man wouldn’t come back no more
    I, I’d turn around,
    Just to see you for the last time,
    See, now I know
    Hey, that it won’t be easy
    I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far
    I gotta few more feet, but it's still the longest yard
    Yeah yeah, its still the longest yard
    Uh uh, its still the longest yard
    Um um, its still the longest yard
    I done fought in a battle and I done made it this far

    [Verse 2]
    I’m in my cell 20 hours a day
    And doin push-ups ever hour a day
    Cause im tryin to keep the cowards away
    Thats why im markin off the calendar days
    Tryin to get it out of the way
    And im just tryin to keep a piece of mind
    And im gon shame a motherfucker with a piece of mine
    Cause he tryin to take a piece of mine
    So im gon slice his ass a piece at a time
    But now that they close the door
    Lock me in, in a cell 30 deep but its built for 10
    Tell me what kind of world they got you in
    With the barbed wire fences, box you in
    From now, til they turn off the lights
    I’ma read anything in sight
    Its kinda hard tryin to read at night
    But I’ma change my life
    And hope another brother take this flight

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3]
    (Oohh no) I gotta make it out this place some how
    (Oohh no) Man I really believe that I done turned it around
    (Oohh no) You see, all I need is that second chance to show,
    since incarceration, my obligation is rehabilitation
    (Oohh no) They can punch me high, and they can kick me low
    (Oohh no) Spit on me, it's gonna take more than that for them to break my soul
    (Oohh no) Man its hard for people to understand what its like to be,
    gated, incarcerated , most cant take it, but I’ma make it man to see better days

    [Chorus]

    [Hook]
    If I could fly away,
    If I could I turn around,
    If I could fly away
    ugochickon October 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman, i friggin love this song! deffinetly my fav from the movie soundtrack, but, if the ludacris sum41 version of "get Back" was on there, it would be my favorite, easy.. lol
    Punisher1205on March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti rekon this is nelly's best song. absolutely love it! best song on the longest yard definitely.
    tailzon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my favorite by nelly. HE IS SO HOTT. haha. his voice is to die for :]] yeah listen to it all the time ;]]
    SbriannaKon August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm.. diz song.. im speechless
    rezaAsahion August 28, 2009   Link

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