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Learn to Fly

(unreleased song, 1990)

Lyrics by Tori Amos

got a red balloon it's
got me dreamin dreamin
dreamin of you
I let it go
like you baby you
slipped through my hand
like my brain I know
has always been slow
so

I gotta learn to Fly
or I'll be drownin drownin
drownin in this
everyday day cry they say
the best swimmers can drown
that I know
cause I made a mess
of my life
I know I made a mess
of my life

Chorus:

like a bird on a wire
I feel
like a bird on a wire
then why do I fall
before I learn to Fly
guess I'll learn to crawl

can a snake have wings
can a girl who lost
her courage
teach a Lion to sing
A beginning pilot
got a beginning plane
I can't compete with your
heavy metal dream
these dark ages got some
fancy machines

Chorus:

like a bird on a wire
I feel
like a bird on a wire
then why do I fall
before I learn to Fly
guess I'll learn to crawl

like Catfish said
Catfish and Eddie
gonna show you how girl
to walk on water, yeah
we'll take it slow
we ain't gonna rush you
we'll start out small with
the Mississippi, yeah
they say I can't look back
they say I can't look back
why did I look below
oh god
I'm sinkin fast

gotta Learn to Fly
or I'll be
drownin drownin
drownin
in this everyday cry
they say the best swimmers can drown
with every stroke
I lie to myself
with every stroke
I lied to myself

Chorus:

like a bird on a wire
I feel
like a bird on a wire
then why do I fall
before I learn to Fly
guess I'll learn
to crawl


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