"Still a Fly" as written by and Willy Mason....
That's alright, that's okay
I can wait, you're still a fly
Eating through
Trying to live in the space you ate
But still, you're just a kid
You shouldn't read Dostoevsky at your age
’Cause that and nicotine will make you pale and lean
And twist your face like Mr. Grays
Religious manifests in paintings that you make
Or else your eyes will stay the same
Are you that hungry for a change

You're waking up
You're flying out
The door has sprung loose
Don't forget me

That's alright, that's okay
It’ll come out and It’ll say
What’re you doing here? I don’t want you to be anyway
And I’ll laugh and I’ll say
Hey baby
Maybe you would laugh a lot
Because that's not something I usually say
But that's the whole reason
That It got on the tip of my tongue
And that's still okay

You're waking up
You're flying out
The door has sprung loose
Don't forget me

And then it came and rained on down
From the sky and into my head
I tried to think but it was too fast
So I just said anything that came

You're waking up
You're flying out
The door has sprung loose
Don't forget me


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"Still a Fly" as written by Willy Mason

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    General CommentMy favourite willy mason song, by a large margin. Surprised no-one else has commented on it. It has such a feeling of melancholy...

    I think it is what it feels like to be a "precocious" child. Did you know willy mason was only 19 when this album was released? He is a smart guy.
    dri-fton October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this is my favourite of his songs. I saw a clip of him singing it and he said it was froma letter a fan had sent him and he just adapted it a little
    onetwothreefouron November 05, 2008   Link

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