"Let Him Fly" as written by and Patricia J. Griffin....
Ain't no talkin' to this man
Ain't no pretty other side
Ain't no way to understand stupid words of pride
It would take an acrobat and I already tried all that
I'm gonna let him fly

Things can move at such a pace
The second hand just waved good-bye
You know the light has left his face
But you can't recall just where or why
So there was really nothing to it
I just went and cut right through it
I said I'm gonna let him fly
Oh yea

There's no mercy in a live wire
No rest at all in freedom
Choices we are given it's
It's no choice at all
The proof is in the fire
You touch before it moves away, yeah
But you must always know
How long to stay and when to go

And there ain't no talkin' to this man
He's been tryin' to tell me so
It took a while to understand
The beauty of just letting go
'Cause it would take an acrobat
And I already tried all that

I'm gonna let him fly
I'm gonna let him fly, fly whoa
I'm gonna let him fly, fly whoa
I'm gonna let him fly

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"Let Him Fly" as written by Patricia J. Griffin

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    General Commenthow can there be no comments on this song? it's soo good. patty griffin wrote it and actually she sings it too, but the dixie chicks do an amazing job on this song... everything about it is perfect. the lyrics are so... i can't think of a word. it's just an excellent song.
    pomegranatesROCKon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I love the dixie chicks version, especially when she sing the line "But you must always know how long to stay and when to go"....its beautiful.
    Teenagemiseryon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt took awhile to understand the beauty of just letting go
    kimberon October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLOVE this song.... it's so beautiful and candid.
    Misseveruson April 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love patty griffin.
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPatty Griffin has made the Dixie Chicks. Don't get me wrong, I love them, God, I adore them, but Patty has given them some spectacular songs.

    This is song is probably something all women [or anyone] can relate to. It has so much depth and strength and confidence and does it all so beautifully...anyone who says they takes inspiration from songs by Destiny's Child and other pro-women rnb singers etc need to listen to this song. This is an athem.
    ancientbruiseson September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGosh, the lyrics are so simple, yet they have SO much meaning to them. I was just thinking about how much poise and beauty there is to just letting go. This song just emphasizes my feelings. Amazing!
    kourt3233on August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbut you must always know how long to stay
    and when to go
    best lines in the whole song.
    alovelyfadeouton July 14, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionthis is one of those songs that gets to me everytime.

    "the choices we are given
    its no choice at all..."

    and when you have an experience that you can really relate to this song, it makes it that much more powerful... bitter-sweet.
    melodicwhimon February 22, 2009   Link

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