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I was listening to this on the way to work & decided to find the lyrics.  It’s kind of a melancholy song (as are most of Pink Floyd’s songs), but it’s got this sense of longing & hope that I like.  If you get a chance to actually listen to it, I think it’ll say more to you than just the raw lyrics.  Longing… Hope…

 

Learning to Fly

– Pink Floyd

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 can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can’t keep my eyes from the circling sky

Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound 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 mind from the circling sky

Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,

My grubby halo, a vapour 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 eyes from the circling sky

Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

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