The Flyer
by Saga

Album: Heads or Tales (1983)
Charted: 79


  • Written by Saga lead singer Michael Sadler and bass player Jim Crichton, this song is a reaction to their hectic lifestyle - Saga had been touring constantly and were always on the go.
  • Thanks to its singalong quality, this quickly became a live favorite for Saga, so much so that they got sick of playing it. "It was like every time we put a set together, someone would say, 'Let's do 'Flyer,''" Michael Sadler told us. "It's a perennial favorite that we stopped playing, actually, live. It's kind of a go-to second encore if we get one."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Marvin Gaye

Marvin GayeFact or Fiction

Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Lajon Witherspoon of SevendustSongwriter Interviews

The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.

Spot The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers Song Titles

Spot The Real Red Hot Chili Peppers Song TitlesMusic Quiz

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have some rather unusual song titles - see if you can spot the real ones.

The End Of The Rock Era

The End Of The Rock EraSong Writing

There are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.

Tony Banks of Genesis

Tony Banks of GenesisSongwriter Interviews

Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.