Come down from the sky your flying to high

Soaring the sky's that had always been beyond his reach
He felt like a champion his feet kicked the clouds
Arms bound in the feathers of his father's labour
Which a little while later would be ashes and vapour

Cumbersome limbs furnished with powerful things
He heard the wind speak every time he heard his wings beat
His Father flew before him and so his course was set
He's like “don't fly by the waves or your wings will get wet
And don't fly so high that the sun melts the wax
Just stay on my path son and follow my tracks”
But Icarus enamoured by the feeling of flight
He just had to fly higher and get closer to that light
The sun was hot against him as he carried on ascending
He felt strength in him increasing like the heat that was so tempting
Beneath was the world he left behind in search of better things
To achieve his freedom he sacrificed everything

Icarus
Come down from the sky your flying to high
Icarus
Heed your Father's words this ain't your territory
No one even noticed as he splashed and hit the sea bed
I wonder what he saw before he fell
If he needed some help
Would he asked for it?
Probably he wouldn't no
Probably he thought he was invincible
He weren't
In principle he burnt
He smouldered in them myths
So that we who never flew before could learn from what he did

Given the gift of flight
It was too easy to ignore
The warnings of his Father
How could he be truly responsible
When really all he wants to do was saw above his station and become the Sun's equal
But the Sun can have no equal
For Icarus that flicker in his eye
Distant picture in the sky
About to catch the light that he sought
Oh foolish young pride
Silly man
How can you learn to fly if you ain't even learnt to stand up
If he had listened to his father
He would never would've drowned
But the happiness he felt is one he never would have found
Gifts are dangerous when they are given and not earned
A lesson merely heard is never a lesson learned
By the time his father turned the wax had completely burned
Feathers scattered on the waves
They rolled on unconcerned
But in the small moment before he fell in to the sea
Icarus the head strong had been completely free

Icarus
Come down from the sky your flying to high
Icarus
Heed your Father's words this ain't your territory
No one even noticed as he splashed and hit the sea bed
I wonder what he saw before he fell
If he needed some help
Would he asked for it?
Probably he wouldn't no
Probably he thought he was invincible
He weren't
In principle he burnt
He smouldered in them myths
So that we who never flew before could learn from what he did

So that we who never flew before could learn from what he did

Icarus
Come down from the sky your flying to high
Icarus
Heed your Father's words this ain't your territory
No one even noticed as he splashed and hit the sea bed
I wonder what he saw before he fell
If he needed some help
Would he asked for it?
Probably he wouldn't no
Probably he thought he was invincible
He weren't
In principle he burnt
He smouldered in them myths
So that we who never flew before could learn from what he did


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Icarus song meanings
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