Learning to fly

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“Learning To Fly”

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 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

[Spoken:]
Friction lock – set. Mixture – rich. Propellers – fully forward.

Flaps – set – 10 degree.

Engine gauges and suction – check
Mixture set to maximum percent – recheck
Flight instruments Altimeters – check both
(garbled word) – on
Navigation lights – on
Strobes – on
(To tower): Confirm 3-8-Echo ready for departure
(Tower): Hello again, this is now 129.4
(To tower): 129.4. It’s to go
(Tower): You may commence your takeoff, winds over 10 knots
(To tower): 3-8-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 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 mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

– Pink Floyd –

6 pensieri riguardo “Learning to fly

    1. I Pink Floyd, in effetti, ne hanno sbagliate pochissime. O forse additrittura nessuna.

      Questa canzone mi piaceva da matti, a suo tempo. E in questi giorni mi è tornata in mente, ripensando a Richard Bach e gli acrobati volanti di cui parla in alcuni suoi libri… 😊

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