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Flight (The Higher We Fly) Lyrics

Artist: John Denver
Album: It's About Time

This song was first released on the Its About Time album. It is the only album it has been released on.


Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the sky on laughter silvered wings
Sunward Ive climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
Ive wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence
Hovering there Ive chased the shouting winds aloft
And flung my eager craft through footless halls of air

The higher we fly, the farther we go
The closer we are to each other
The darker the night, the brighter the star
In peace go my sisters and brothers

Up, up, the long delirious burning blue
Ive topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew
And while with silent lifting mind I trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand and touched the face of God

The higher we fly, the farther we go
The closer we are to each other
The darker the night, the brighter the star
In peace go my sisters and brothers

Words by Gillespie Magee Jr., John Denver and Joe Henry
Music by Lee Holdridge
Adopted from the Poem by John Gillespie Magee Jr.
Comments/Interpretations
by DWR on 7/13/2011 1:08pm
This song is also on the album A PATRIOTIC SALUTE TO THE MILITARY FAMILY and is performed by the USAF Band and Singing Sergeants.


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