Indigo Girls - Fly Away Lyrics




Fly away little bird
Any place in this open mouthed world
Begs to be fed like a bed that beckons you, but you won't rest
Everyone's got a need to go
Most of us stick with our row to hoe
But not you, you're the black crow
With a straight line, and no time
For the birds of prey who wreck your nest
Twice your size steal your best
They set you on this course of your collision

I am a stop along your way
I am the words you'll never say
I crossed the great beyond of fear
I opened my eyes and saw us there, what a view
You went there too

Fly away little bird
Find the song in you that no one's heard
Strenghthen your wings as you sing your solo flight
Through this short life
Everyone's got a deep regret
We try to ground ourselves to forget
But your race to the end is neck and neck
You love them, you love them not
The birds of prey who wreck your nest,
Twice your size steal your best
They set you on this course of your collision

I am a stop along your way
I am the words you'll never say
I crossed the great beyond of fear
Opened my eyes and saw us there, what a view
And you went there too

But all along your chosen path are
Window panes and sheets of glass
That you won't see
You fly too fast
One day it will be over

Fly away little bird
The saddest song I ever heard
Was the one I wrote you in my heart
That never made it to the world





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  1. Ginger Durbin

    Andrew Durbin❤️

  2. John Barnes

    omg I love this song!!!!

  3. angxl

    I LOVE THIS SONG!!! IT LITERALLY MAKES MY HEART BURST!!!! AND YES IM CANADIAN!!!!!!

  4. LifeofBuffythePug

    This is beautiful

  5. Chris Crys Dawn Derma

    Sparrow? Papyrus...but meaningful.

  6. Christopher Akerley

    I'm like a bird.....you jerk yukMuto says..i have to carry all this stuff and you fall for that...hehehe test our metal he says.  fun.  ok...I see.  he says back.  yuk gross there has to be something aillegal about this particular issue.

  7. Sarah Bennett

    Gorgeous vocals and lyrics. Oh I just adore these women!!

  8. Wanalee Romero

    Just played this as I released lady birds in my garden.

  9. James Pardee

    Some of the best lyrics EVER!!!! Seriously, Sondheim's got nothing on songs this sweet!

    Vajolet B.

    Pure poetry. May I ask you who you think the little bird is? In my emotional reading, is a friend who just won't listen to your advices when you see him in serious danger, so I got to let him leave on his own...or in bad company

  10. Robert Shelby Blaisdell

    OH Emily!! Your voice brings tears to my eyes~~~~~~ <3

  11. 100kiloklingon

    Indigo Girls are a national treasure.  How does THIS exist in same world as Justin Beiber????

    bhisham

    +100kiloklingon why do you resent justin beiber so much?

    Vajolet B.

    Because the masses want to hear the easiest and most banal things they like to hear, and because the most part of people are too lazy to try something different...for them ''music'' is about the radio in the car and Mtv.

  12. EmmyLuluful

    I love this song, this makes me think of my cousin Taylor who passed away when she was 3. We called her our pretty little blue bird. She was my best friend. <3

  13. Kerry Brennan

    I wish there was a video - this is one great song, love it <3

  14. RainbowGoodfellow

    This song makes me cry.

  15. Wyatt Van

    Truly beautiful....