Learning to Fly

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Into the distance a ribbon of black  Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
 Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp? 

Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
 Tongue tied and twisted just an earth bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings  Unheeded warnings I thought I thought of everything 
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone 

A soul in tension that's learning to fly
 Condition grounded but determined to try
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

 Friction lock, set
Mixtures, rich
Propellers, fully forward
Flaps, set, ten degrees  Engine gauges and suction, check 

 Mixture set to maximum percent, recheck  Flight instruments
Altimeters, check both
(Garbled word) - on
 Navigation lights, on
Strobes, on
 Confirm three-eight-echo ready for departure  Hello again, this is now 129.4
129.4, it's to go 
You may commence your takeoff, winds over ten knots 
Three-ieght-echo
Easy on the brakes, take it easy, its gonna roll this time
Just hand the power gradually, and it

 Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapor trail in the empty air,
 Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
 Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night 

There's no sensation to compare with this
 Suspended animation, a state of bliss 
Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Written by: JON CARIN, BOB EZRIN, DAVE GILMOUR, ANTHONY MOORE

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