Headlong Flight
by Rush

Album: Clockwork Angels (2012)
  • All the journeys of this great adventure
    It didn't always feel that way
    I wouldn't trade them because I made them
    The best I could, and that's enough to say

    Some days were dark
    I wish that I could live it all again
    Some nights were bright
    I wish that I could live it all again

    All the highlights of that headlong flight
    Holding on with all my might
    To what I felt back then
    I wish that I could live it all again

    I have stoked the fire on the big steel wheels
    Steer the airship right across the stars
    I learned to fight, I learned to love, I learned to feel
    Oh I wish that I could live it all again

    All the treasures, the gold and glory
    It didn't always feel that way
    I don't regret it - I'll never forget it
    I wouldn't trade tomorrow for today
    Some days were dark
    I wish that I could live it all again
    Some nights were bright
    I wish that I could live it all again

    I have stoked the fire on the big steel wheels
    Steer the airship right across the stars
    I learned to fight, I learned to love, I learned to feel
    Oh I wish that I could live it all again

    The days were dark
    And the nights were bright
    I would never trade tomorrow for today

    All the highlights of that headlong flight
    Holding on with all my might
    Some days were dark
    I wish that I could live it all again
    Some nights were bright
    I wish that I could live it all again

    I have stoked the fire on the big steel wheels
    Steer the airship right across the stars
    I learned to fight, I learned to love, I learned to feel
    Oh I wish that I could live it all again

    I have stoked the fire on the big steel wheels
    Steer the airship right across the stars
    I learned to fight, I learned to love, I learned to steal
    Oh I wish that I could...

    Oh I wish that I could live it all again Writer/s: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee Weinrib, Neil Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Jason from HoustonWhile returning from the Peach Bowl at the end of 2015, My Brother-in-Law and I discussed in depth several Rush topics with one of them being, which is the Greatest Rush song? We concluded that they saved their best work for last while going out with a bang in Rush style with the song Headlong Flight off the album Clockwork Angels. We know this is not a light statement as we are talking about the band that wrote songs like Tom Sawyer, Freewill, Working Man, Spirit of the Radio, La Villa Strangiato, 2112, Anthem, Subdivisions... I could name a lot more, but we felt that Headlong flight had all the little riffs and changes that keep you hanging on the edge of your seat and then they go into that hard funk part that is the icing on the cake. I think that everyone's life is a headlong flight and this song is the anthem of being a living soul. It gets me pumped up every time I hear it. So that being said if it is the greatest Rush Song and If Rush is the greatest band then that might make it the greatest song ever written. [Mic Drop]
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