Oh I always was the reckless kind, I do what I must do
I put the danger out of mind and go on
I joined the barnstorm fliers back in 1922
And above those dusty farms we put a show on
Fly, fly to the western skies
Where the fog bank shifts and the danger lies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn
Fly, fly to the red sunrise
Where the cloud banks drift under copper skies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn
From aboard a Curtiss Jenny, oh you see things differently
And the farm boys wait for joy rides in the clearing
I went out walking on the wing in 1923
And above the engine noise you'd hear them cheering
Fly, fly to the western skies
Where the fog bank shifts and the danger lies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn
Fly, fly to the red sunrise
Where the cloud banks drift under copper skies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn
Oh you won't come back from the Immelman Turn, why, why, why?
You won't come back from the Immelman Turn, why, why, why?
There never was a one like you who knew that way to fly
But you won't come back from the Immelman Turn, why, why, why?
Oh the frost was on your ailerons and the wind was in your hair
When you went into the climb I saw you laughing
When the engine stalls, you start to spin
You won't get out of there
And a hush comes on the crowd as you go falling
Fly, fly to the western skies
Where the fog bank shifts and the danger lies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn
Fly, fly to the red sunrise
Where the cloud banks drift under copper skies
Why, why would you never learn
That you won't come back from the Immelman Turn
Oh you won't come back from the Immelman Turn, why, why, why?
You won't come back from the Immelman Turn, why, why, why?
There never was a one like you who knew that way to fly
But you won't come back from the Immelman Turn, why, why, why?


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