The Flyer Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nanci Griffith
album: Track 8 in album Flyer
release date: 1994-9-13
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length: 4:47

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He was a flyer for the Air Force
On a plane from San Antonio
I was traveling to London
He was going off to Buffalo
Changing planes in Pittsburgh
We got grounded in a storm
Now, I would give anything
To be on that flyer's arm

We played cards, mostly blackjack
As we sat out on the tarmac
We sang songs we knew in Spanish
As we both loved songs of language
He'd heard me on the radio
I'd seen the flyers on San Antone
Now, I would give anything
To have that flyer for my own

God bless the flyer
Who would be flying home tonight
I would give anything
To see that flyer, flyin' tonight

He said he'd never married
Cause, his heart was in the clouds
And I said I was too clumsy
That I broke the wings of the loves I found
He shouted out his name to me
As I ran to make my flight
Now, I would give anything
To see that flyer, flyin' tonight

One year I watched a war in London
In the airport leaving London
And I wondered if I'd know him
If I saw his wings in motion
Did I leave my heart in Pittsburgh
In the lightening of that flight?
I wish that you could tell me now
Will he be flyin' home tonight?

God bless the flyer
Who would be flying home tonight
I would give anything
To see that flyer, flyin' tonight

God bless the flyer
Who would be flying home tonight
I would give anything
To see that flyer, flyin' tonight

Track Listing

  • 1 The Flyer
  • 2 Nobody's Angel
  • 3 Say It Isn't So
  • 4 Southbound Train
  • 5 These Days in an Open Book
  • 6 Time of Inconvenience
  • 7 Don't Forget About Me
  • 8 Always Will
  • 9 Going Back to Georgia
  • 10 Talk to Me While I'm Listening
  • 11 Fragile
  • 12 On Grafton Street
  • 13 Anything You Need But Me
  • 14 Goodnight to a Mother's Dream
  • 15 This Heart