Jason Isbell - Flying Over Water Lyrics




From the sky, we look so organized and brave
Walls that make up barricades and graves
Daddy's little empire, built by hands and built by slaves
From the sky, we look so organized and brave

In the heat, I saw you rising from the dirt
Drunken tears and tugging at your skirt
If only you could tell me then, what part of you got hurt
In the heat, I saw you rising from the dirt

Take my hand baby, we're over land
I know flying over water makes you cry
Where's that liquor cart, maybe we shouldn't start
But I can't for the life of me say why

From the sky the highway's straight as it could be
A string pulled tight from home to Tennessee
And still, somehow, those ditches took the better part of me
From the sky, the highway's straight as it could be

Take my hand baby, we're over land
I know flying over water makes you cry
Been in the sky so long, seems like the long way home
But I can't for the life of me say why

Do we leave our love behind?
Would we leave our love behind?
Did we leave our love behind?
Would we leave our love behind?

Take my hand baby, we're over land
I know flying over water makes you cry
Been in the sky so long, seems like the long way home
But I can't for the life of me say why

Did we leave our love behind?
Did we leave our love behind?





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Jason Isbell Flying Over Water Comments
  1. Isabel Zellmann-Rohrer

    This song is about Jason comforting and calming a lady in his life. It’s so soothing.

  2. Ryan

    Comforting to know I’m not the only one who is scared of flying over water. Absolutely does my head in. Where’s that liquor cart ? 🙁

  3. Bradley Estep

    Name someone better than this guy... I'll wait

  4. Michael Pierce

    Like it

  5. HatsTour

    Still loving this song, this guy.

  6. Christian Walz

    I bet he also has a real affinity for Townes. As in Townes Van Zandt..& if you're unaware of who he was I strongly urge you to find out. Jason's way up near.

    Bilious Bill

    Christian Walz just have to hope he never becomes as self destructive as Townes.

    Christian Walz

    Slim Jim Great point. Though I do have a sort of rare recording called "Last Rights" where Townes is being interviewed in between each showcased song he shared about how at that point he had gained a much better handle on his unrelenting depression of which he was arguably held hostage by, & had been within years of solid redemption. From that I gathered & guessed he had been strictly sober (nevermind the coffee & smokes) for at least 5 years.

    Jacksswastedlife

    Townes basically died from DT. So he never kicked it sadly

  7. Kedzie Avnoo

    Definitely in the same league as Bruce and Bob. Really glad he's sobered up, I want this guy to be around for a long long time.

  8. dyccupcutter

    Dude! Do NOT change! This is fantastic stuff...your progression has been wonderful to listen to! Thank you for being so talented. - SWW

  9. David Voy

    Amazing Singer/Songwriter/Musician !

  10. officialcrabsomatic

    Best songwriter / musician ever.  Rivals Springsteen or Dylan in my opinion.

    marcustongue123

    @officialcrabsomatic What do you think of the newest album?

    Shelby Templeton

    yes he is. too political but great

    officialcrabsomatic

    @marcustongue123
    Something More Than Free is very good. However I just like the overall theme of Southwestern more. There's more pain, heartache, recovery, sadness in it.  It's amazing songwriting - both albums.

    Zach Stevenson

    +officialcrabsomatic When people ask what his music is like I like to say imagine if Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Duane Allman had a kid! :)

    jasonaugustmusic

    "from the sky we look so organized and brave, walls that make up barricades and graves"

  11. James Noland

    where's that liquor cart?

  12. Daniel

    So damn good!

  13. MUBM

    How more people haven't liked or viewed this is amazing.  

  14. Paul Desca

    Brilliant.