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Album: Fly By NightReleased: 1975Charted:
Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart wrote this about his first trip away from home. In 1971, at 18, driven by musical ambition and an insatiable desire to travel, explore, and learn about everything, he escaped the narrow world of his small-town Canadian life and flew to England. That first, great trip started an exhilarating new life.
This song is referenced in the online game Kingdom of Loathing
, where in a shop you can buy a Fly-By-Knight Heladry form.