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Fly back home


by John Hiatt. Buy album CD: Beneath The Gruff Exterior


saw a red tailed hawk eatin' road kill

said "Man, what happened to your dignity?"

he said "Subdivisions have taken my home

and there's no more pray to eat."

i said, "Where we gonna live?"

he said "Anywhere you want to, i guess

all you creature walkin' upright 'Round here

well you've really made a mess."



CHORUS:

i wish we both could fly back home

to the green fields of our youth

where friends and family set the tone

with the hardcore language of the truth

i know times bent on destruction

the past is over every day

i wish we both could fly back home

but we can't, so i guess i'll just fly away



an owl swooped down

as i was drivin' my pickup through the creek

he said, "i was only tryin' to scare ya

but instead you scared the hell right out of me."

with three hundred forty-Five houses

a locking differential and four-wheel drive

i guess you were livin' large there, country boy

i was just tryin' to survive



CHORUS:

i wish we both could fly back home

to the green fields of our youth

where friends and family set the tone

with the hardcore language of the truth

i know times bent on destruction

the past is over every day

i wish we both could fly back home

but we can't, so i guess i'll just fly away



there was a rattlesnake up on the road

i ran him over and over 'Til he died

then his ghost rose up

and curled around this fear i hold inside

he flew on off to heaven

as i sat there in my instrument of death

i had to think what i was doin'

i had to think just to draw another breath



CHORUS:

i wish we both could fly back home

to the green fields of our youth

where friends and family set the tone

with the hardcore language of the truth

i know times bent on destruction

the past is over every day

i wish we both could fly back home

but we can't, so i guess i'll just fly away



CHORUS:

i wish we both could fly back home

to the green fields of our youth

where friends and family set the tone

with the hardcore language of the truth

i know times bent on destruction

the past is over every day

i wish we both could fly back home

but we can't, so i guess i'll just fly away




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Album: Beneath The Gruff Exterior (2003) Lyrics
cd Buy "Beneath The Gruff Exterior" CD
  1. Almost fed up with the blues
  2. Circle back
  3. Fly back home
  4. How bad's the coffee
  5. Missing pieces
  6. My baby blue
  7. My dog and me
  8. The last time
  9. The most unoriginal sin
  10. The nagging dark
  11. Uncommon connection
  12. Window on the world

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