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    "Fly Back Home" Lyrics

    John Hiatt

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    Saw a red tailed hawk eatin' road kill
    Said, "Man, what happened to your dignity?"
    He said, "Subdivisions have taken my home
    There's no more pray to eat"

    I said, "Where we gonna live?"
    He said, "Anywhere you want to, I guess
    All you creatures walkin' upright 'round here
    Well, you've really made a mess"

    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 and 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

    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, 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

    And 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

    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

    I wish we both could fly back home
    But we can't, so I guess I'll just fly away
    This song was submitted on January 27th, 2012 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by John Hiatt.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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