John Denver - Flight (The Higher We Fly) Lyrics

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Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the sky on laughter silvered wings
Sun ward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
I've wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence
Hovering there I've 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
I've 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 trespassed 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
Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hold on Tightly
  • 2 Thought of You
  • 3 Somethin' About
  • 4 On the Wings of a Dream
  • 5 Flight (The Higher We Fly)
  • 6 Falling Out of Love
  • 7 I Remember Romance
  • 8 Wild Montana Skies
  • 9 The Way I Am
  • 10 World Game
  • 11 It's About Time


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Joe Henry, John Denver, John Magee, Jr., Lee Holdridge
    album: Track 5 in album It's About Time
    release date: 1983
    popularity : 72 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock
    length: 3:22
    Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin