Queensrÿche guitarist Chris Degarmo, wrote this song with their other primary songwriter, lead singer Geoff Tate
. Degarmo explained in an interview with Screaming in Digital
: "'Some People Fly' is a similar message (to "The Voice Inside"), but in a different way. It's a song that kind of divides people into those that recognize their ambitions and dreams and their potential and go after them without regard for consequence other than personal fulfillment, and others that have a passion or desire or interest in their life, but question following it because of external influence."