I've flown too high on borrowed wings
Beyond the clouds and where the angels sings
In a sky containing no one but me
Up there's all empty and down there's the sea
No one here but me
There's nothing but light
That comes into sight

There's something up here that makes me wince
And I still got the feelings that I've felt ever since
I got to this place arrived at last
In front there's the future right back there's the past
Everything's moving so fast

There's nothing but light that comes into sight
The present like I've never seen it before
Is this the right place to stay
Please my wings fly me away.


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Flown Away Lyrics as written by Lene Marlin Pedersen

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    General CommentIt's a song written about being between Earth and Heaven after just passing away. You see the light and you come to this place you've never been to before and you're unsure if its the right place for you but you still want to enter it.

    "The present like I've never seen it before
    Is this the right place to stay
    Please, my wings fly me away"
    xbrokenstarsxon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a near death experience. Maybe lying in a coma, and you feel like you shouldn't be there. It's such a beautiful song.
    "I've flown too high on borrowed wings"
    burning_bridgeson October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentboth you too are right, this is my second favourite from Lene Marlin and I dont find this song depressing at all, I find it relief in Lene's vocal.

    It's such a good song to listen to when you are lying alone in a field ,looking up to the sky...try it, you'll find something very special in this song.
    Dak83on December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes no one else think of the story of Icarus when they hear this song?
    My friend loves lene and when i heard the lyrics about flying on borrowed wings and the sun in front sea behind i instantly thought of icarus, how he flew too high, the sun melted the way on his fake wings and he fell to his death in the sea and life for everyone else carried on, kind of cold and without care.
    So perhaps this song is an allusion to that, how cold life is and the pain ambition can bring, or perhaps the aspiration to fly beyond this world.
    A.Mon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have problems grasping what Lene is really singing about in this song, but I think it might be daydreaming, escape from reality. That when life isn't going so well, you dream away and the imagination runs wild.
    sockeron September 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis just might be one of my favorite songs of all time! Four minutes of Sonic bliss and I don't really care about the meaning...The emotion in her voice is just amazing...
    rPrieston March 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree that there is an Icarus analogy in the first verse, but I don't think this song is about Icarus.

    I think this song is about being in a situation so wonderful you feel that a) you don't deserve it, and b) it will all be over to soon.

    In other words it's about trying to grasp onto those best feelings we have ever had, to enjoy the present that is right now, but at the same time feeling like it won't last.
    auntdewon August 03, 2011   Link

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