This Lyric is: #051

Teach Me to Fly
1995 Harriet Ames

vs1
She'd sit in the field by the runway
And watch as the pilots took wing
Every day she would watch them go soaring
But close to the ground she would cling
Till her yearning grew stronger than worry
And she slept one night under a plane
When the pilot returned in the morning
She leaped up from the ground and explained.

Chorus
Show me the magic
Teach me to fly
I don't have a clue what to do
But I'm willing to try
I've lived in the storm winds
Show me the breeze
I've been down n my knees
Let me soar o'er the trees
Set me free.

vs2
The answer was not what she wanted
As he told her it just couldn't be
But she came back again the next morning
And day after day she would plead
Like an unending song, she continued
And slowly he started to bend
Till finally one day, he relented
And said yes when she asked him again

Show me the magic
Teach me to fly
I don't have a clue what to do
but I'm willing to try
I've lived in the storm winds
Show me the breeeze
I've been down on my knees
Let me soar o'er the trees
Set me free

Bridge
And the lessons began
And he saw in her hands
The dreams he had known as a boy
Deep in a part
Of his cynical heart
He laughed at her innocent joy
But as often as not
By our students we're taught
And he felt something he couldn't name
Like a throw-away tossed
It was something he'd lost
Something he needed again

vs3
When the day finally came for her solo
He was there when she came back to ground
And he looked in her eyes
Said I gave you the skies
Now a suitable price, I have found

Last Chorus
Show me the magic
Teach me to fly
I don't have a clue what to do
But I'm willing to try
I live in the storm winds
You have shown me the breeze
I've been down on my knees
Let me soar o'er the trees
Set me free.

I'll get down on my knees
If you'll just say you'll, please...
Set me free.

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Harriet