"Tonight We Fly" as written by and Neil Hannon....
Tonight we fly
Over the houses
The streets and the trees
Over the dogs down below
They'll bark at our shadows
As we float by on the breeze

Tonight we fly
Over the chimney tops
Skylights and slates -
Looking into all your lives
And wondering why
Happiness is so hard to find

Over the doctor, over the soldier
Over the farmer, over the poacher
Over the preacher, over the gambler
Over the teacher, over the rambler

Over the lawyer, over the dancer
Over the voyeur,over the builder and the destroyer,
Over the hills and far away

Tonight we fly
Over the mountains
The beach and the sea
Over the friends that we've known
And those that we now know
And those who we've yet to meet

And when we die
Oh, will we be
That disappointed
Or sad

If heaven doesn't exist
What will we have missed
This life is the best we've ever had

Lyrics submitted by JON

"Tonight We Fly" as written by Neil Hannon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentLove the line "... If heaven doesn't exist, What will we have missed" - one of the best in any song!
    anonymous_useron April 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It's optimistic and wistful and makes you pine for the feeling of being in love. For some reason it reminds me a lot of Arthur Dent in The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy... there's a scene where he is flies through the night with Fenchurch and it's just the two of them with this wonderful secret against the rest of the world. (Anyone else know what I'm talking about?) I think the backing drumbeats are what gives this song its excitement and joy.
    liquorandiceon October 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe best dream you've ever had...
    ShineYouDiamondon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song of all time, it's so beautiful and romantic and makes you want to dance too.
    Lazy_wolf_eyeson October 09, 2007   Link

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