Day 22: Fly Away

Yeah, I noticed it too.  I’ve been posting country songs for the past three or so days.  Still, the point of this whole 100 days of music challenge is finding good songs and sharing them with everyone.  It just so happens that most of the great songs out there are country songs.  So, you understand why, for the fourth day in the row we have country music.

For today, I have once again selected a song from Sugarland.  It’s Fly Away from their Twice the Speed of Life album.

What can I say about this song?  Well, for me this song feels just like the song Maybe from Day 9.  It has that vibe in the lyrics that tells you to let go and just go for it.  In the same way, it speaks the same way that Firework from Day10 speaks to me.

The lyrics, as with all country songs out there, speaks on its own without the need for an explanation.  Plus, it’s easy to listen to.

The thing about this song is that it somehow tells how one should never just go for the “passing grade” when it comes to dreaming and life.  The one line that got me drawn to this song as well is this: I’m so sick and tired of being told what’s good for me.  People got lots of ideas, of who I’m supposed to be. I’m guessing that I’m not the only one who feels a connection with this line.  I am willing to bet that a lot of people feel the same way in.

In this day and age, we read books, watch movies and TV shows, and listen to songs that are all about empowerment; about being ourselves is the cool thing; about “we are who we are”.  People like listening, reading and watching those things but when it comes to real life, it seems like a different matter all together.  People don’t welcome (much) those who are different and who act themselves.  Most of the times ‘we’ hide who we really are behind a facade of lies and pretend hoping that people would like ‘us’ better if ‘we’ are not ourselves and we act like ‘them’.

We want to fit in and belong.  We want to be like everybody else.

When I think about that I begin to wonder where’s the fun in that?  It’s great being different.  It’s fun to be who you are, to spread your wings and let the people see the beauty that is the real “you”.  But, for the moment, that doesn’t seem to be acceptable in society.  I mean, if it were then why do people clamor to be like the photoshoped models that we see on magazines?  Why do people hate the way they look so much that they want to look like somebody else using plastic surgeries?  Why do people make fun of those who are obese?

I know why, actually.  And it all stems from pride.  In wanting to be better than everyone else in such a way that people don’t care if they hurt each others feelings.  It’s pretty sad actually when, instead of helping lift people up, there are those who would actually want to make it worst for them.

But you know what I say?  Who cares about what people think and say about you?  Like I’ve said in the previous post.  There’s only one person who you should really try to impress and seek acknowledgement from.  And it’s not someone who would want you to change your appearance, wear designer clothing, and try to change you into something whom you’re not.  On the contrary, if he wants you to change, it is to change into the person you were meant to be.  The person you were born to be.

Below are the lyrics to this song.  Until the next post, dream on; fly on!

Oh I swear this town gets smaller everyday,
and I’m waitin for my chance.
I’m gonna break away.
I’m so sick and tired of being told what’s good for me.
People got lots of ideas, of who I’m supposed to be.

Angel carry me, oh so far away.
May my body never… touch the ground.
And If I promise you that I’ll be back someday,
will you set me free so I can fly away?

Fly away… fly away…

Well most folks here well they don’t dig too deep.
They can’t dream too big… ummmmhmmm…
cause they’ve got fields to keep
I could walk away and leave behind my family.
Or get buried alive in this legacy.

Angel carry me, oh so far away.
May my body never… touch the ground.
And If I promise you that I’ll be back someday,
will you set me free so I can fly away?

I wanna sleep under a different piece of sky
I wanna live a little bit before I die
I wanna be so close to heaven I see angels…

Angel carry me, oh so far away.
May my body never… touch the ground.
And If I promise you that I’ll be back someday,
will you set me free so I can fly away?

Fly away… fly away…

There is nothing more that I enjoy doing than reading books and writing. I’m kind of a nerd like that, XD. I have been writing for 7 years and am the author of the YA novel “Winged: The Awakening” and “Winged: The Unraveling”. Also, a YouTuber dealing with video games and gaming.

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