Go on and Fly

   Go on And Fly

And when he found her, she was playing down by the water
Like the walls weren’t falling down, like she was standing on solid ground
He said “you know you shouldn’t build your castles on the sand
Not if you want the walls to stand
You must build them on solid ground”
Then he pointed to their houses built upon the rocks
He said “see built out of solid blocks
High above the ocean, way up above the storms

But there she was again,
She was standing out on the rocks watching the seagulls in the sky
Like she thought she could fly, like she thought she could fly
So he told her about the solidness of things, about gravity and wings,
and how Icarus fell in disgrace from the sky,
And so you see he said, so you see we cannot fly – everybody knows we cannot fly

She said I know we shouldn’t build our castles on the sand
But sometimes you want to take that chance
Take a chance on getting it wrong
Take a chance on it all falling down
Take a chance on losing everything you thought was solid ground
And go on and fly, if flying’s what you dream of
yeah go on and fly, have no thoughts but for wings
and when you go, know that we go with you and fly, yeah go on and fly

And then she found him, he was lying down on the sands, head buried in his hands
Like the walls were falling down
He said “everybody knows we shouldn’t build upon the sand
Not if we want the walls to stand, we must build on solid ground”
And then he pointed to their houses built upon the rocks
“See built of solid blocks
And we have built them on the shifting sands of oil
And I don’t know how to change it, I can’t turn it round,
I can’t find solid ground – and the walls are falling down”

He said “I’m so tired of it all, of holding up these walls
I think I’ll take my chances on the sand
Take a chance on getting it wrong
Take a chance on it all falling down
Take a chance on losing everything I thought was solid ground”

He said “everybody knows, everybody knows we cannot fly
but look at all these things they know and not one of them can show us how to love
So go on and fly, if flying teach you to love
yeah go on and fly, have no thoughts but for wings
and when you go, know that we go with you and fly, yeah go on and fly”

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