"On The Wing" as written by and Adam R. Young....
Breathe and I'll carry you away into the velvet sky
And we'll stir the stars around and watch them fall away
Into the Hudson Bay and plummet out of sight and sound
The open summer breeze will sweep you through the hills
Where I live in the Alpine heights
Below the northern lights I spend my coldest nights alone awake
And thinking of the weekend we were in love
(The weekend we were in love)
Home among these mountain tops can be so awfully dull
A thousand miles from the tide
Put photos on the walls of New York shopping malls
Distract me so I stay inside
I wish the rocket stayed over the promenade 'cause I would make a hook
And I can fish them from the sky
My darling she and I, we're hanging on so take us high
To sing the world goodbye
I am floating away lost in a silent ballet
I'm dreaming you're out in the blue and I am right beside you
Awake to take in the view
Late nights and early parades
Still photos and noisy arcades
My darling we're both on the wing
Look down and keep on singing and we can go anywhere
Are you there
(Are you there)
(Are you there)
(Are you there)
Are you there
(Are you there)
(Are you there)
(Are you there)
Or are you just a decoy dream in my head
Am I home or am I simply tumbling all alone
I am floating away
(Floating away)
Lost in a silent ballet
(Silent ballet)
I'm dreaming you're out in the blue and I am right beside you
Awake to take in the view
Late nights and early parades
(Early parades)
Still photos and noisy arcades
(Noisy arcades)
My darling we're both on the wing look down and keep on singing
And we can go anywhere
Are you there
(Are you there)
(Are you there)
(Are you there)
Are you there
(Are you there)
(Are you there)
(Are you there)


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"On the Wing" as written by Adam R. Young

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Here's what I think it means:
    He's thinking about a girl he loves, who he's not with at the moment, and he's thinking of her. He wants to be with her some more, but he can't because he's stuck at home.
    Tangebelleon June 27, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentNot being a depressive or anything, but sometimes the beauty of Mr. Young's musical genius makes me cry.
    MeddlingFloyd94on August 07, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthe misses his love (though they were in love for a short time).
    bah! ~where he lives gets so lonely and dull.
    so, he sings his world goodbye and dreams of her.
    he wonders if she feels the same way too (is he tumbling alone; is she just a decoy dream?).
    arae137on February 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwow i fell in love with this song after just the first line :P
    the lyrics are just so powerful and the flow of the song all fit together perfectly!
    such a beautiful song about a boy missing a girl he loves. . .i just love it too much :)
    jaseyymisskatieon May 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so gorgeous. I love the new album. This music is perfect for a good day with someone special.
    drm00seon March 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi think this song has something to do with being in love with a girl and things didn't work out and he dreams that they were still in love together, because dreams are better than his reality right now.
    meaningfulresponseson August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Ocean Eyes version is quite a step up in terms of production. A much fuller sound and brighter orchestra.
    gplpark92on September 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere is something about this song that is absolutely perfect; then again, it's the same way with every song by owl city. (:
    IfMyHeartWasAHouseon December 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is different from the others.
    the tune is what i call 'bananas'.
    ; D
    ladyoftheseaon December 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love owl city because they are are so lyrical. Here is my thoughts on this song:

    I rhink this song was written about a fling he had when he was younger(late nights early parades, still photos, noisey arcades) it just seemed like the type of dates teens would go on. My favortie line watching a silent ballet, to me silent anything is a sign of emotion considering no words can be used so everthing must be very dramatic and emotional to convey the feeling
    lovelyindieon August 29, 2010   Link

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