Skyward

Album: Rough & Tumble (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • John Waite wrote this song with Jamie Houston, whose credits include "Fade into Me" by David Cook and "If You Want Some" by Joel Crouse. Waite explained: "It started off as 'Skyway,' a song about a girl who had a deep drug problem - 'there's a skyway in your eyes,' you know? It was deep, but we turned it around into a happier thing, and it became 'Skyward,' a song about walking on air."
  • Waite and Houston wrote this song around 2005 but didn't record it. When it came time to record the Rough & Tumble album, Waite remembered the song and decided to include it on the set. "The original demo was very pop, but when we went in to record the song for the record, we just turned the band loose on it," said Waite. "We treated it more as a rock song, and it just exploded. It was one of those things that I didn't expect to happen. Just at the right time, it walked into my life. Again." >>
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