"Fly Away" as written by and Danielewski....
It makes sense that it should happen this way
That the sky should break, and the earth should shake
As if to say: Sure it all matters but in such an
unimportant way
As if to say:

Fly away, sweet bird of prey
Fly fly away
Nothing can stand in your way
Sweet bird, if you knew the words
I know you'd say: fly, fly away

It makes sense that it should hurt in this way
That my heart should break, and my hands should shake
As if to say: Sure it don't matter except in the most
important way
As if to say:

Fly away, sweet bird of prey
Fly fly away
I won't stand in your way
Sweet bird, if you knew the words
I know that you'd say: fly, fly away

It makes sense that it should feel just this way
That you slowly fade and yet still remain
As if to say: Everything matter in such an invisible way
As if to say: It's O.K.
Fly... away

Goodbye, Bye, Goodbye
I'm back
Am I gonna get sued for saying that?
Call Me later
See ya, I love you, bye
I'm gone

Lyrics submitted by sunnybunnygirl

"Fly Away" as written by

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about loss. Either the death of a loved one or the death of a realtionship.
    kmk_natashaon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song. definitely a divergance from her normal songs about sex
    tkdcadet04on October 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about how someone has lost a love and it feels like the world is ending but there are so more important things going on in the world that the person feels guilty for being wrapped up in her broken heart.
    She's trying to act like it doesn't matter but it's the most important thing to her.
    The contact with the love is fading but the memories remain the same.
    It sounds like she trying to tell herself it's ok to let go and having trouble doing so.
    AkashaFaeAngelon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song hit me on a personal level. I broke up with my boyfriend and then he ended up on his deathbed months later from not taking care of himself....but he came out of it with brain damage; rendered himself into the state of almost an infant and has to be fed by people in a nursing home. I was with someone new when my old bf of more than a decade fell ill. You never stop loving someone even when they get sick, die, or if you move on to someone new. But the someone new does not always have the strength to be understanding of the grief. This song reminds me of how when you lose someone, after a while you realize you aren't thinking of them 24/7 like you used to....OR you are having difficulty even remembering what their face looked like or what their voice sounded like...things you thought you'd NEVER forget.
    Sirach71on October 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFuneral home is only letting us play two songs, so if both my uncle and mother don't pick a song to play, I'm going to try to get this to play at my grandmother's funeral. The "bird of prey" part doesn't make much of a difference when the rest of the song seems so right.
    AzuraAzenathon September 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA sad song.
    Thia007on November 20, 2011   Link

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