The Aviator's Song

Album: Halcyon (2004)
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  • you gell out of the sky when you were 21
    your bomber took a bullet from a german gun
    did you think about your wife
    your brief and tender life
    did you pray to anyone?

    how does it feel when you're falling
    can you hear sweet angels calling
    is it empty up in space
    did you touch god's holy face
    did you tremble, did you cry
    did you fall or did you fly

    you fell out of your life when you were 43
    you saw her and you thought she was your destiny
    you wandered from the path
    and we cursed your aftermath
    but that's ancient history

    (chorus):
    you make it so damn hard to love you
    i don't know why i even try
    and all i ever wanted of you
    to take me with you when you fly

    you fell out of my life one last time today
    i held your hand and watched you as you slipped away
    you cast your pilot's eye to the endless open sky
    and i sent you on your way

    (chorus)

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