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Given to Fly

This song is by Pearl Jam and appears on the album Yield (1998).

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Given to Fly
He could have tuned in, tuned in, but he tuned out
A bad time, nothing could save him
Alone in a corridor waiting locked out
He got up out of there, ran for hundreds of miles
He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree
The wind rose up, set him down on his knee

Waves came crashing like a fist to the jaw
Delivered him wings, "Hey, look at me now."
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh, ah, oh

He's flying home
High, wide, home

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share
This key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere
But first he was stripped, then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well fuckers, he still stands

And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly

Flying home
High, flying home
He's flying home
Oh, oh home

Music by:

Mike McCready

Lyrics by:

Eddie Vedder

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