How High Can You Fly

How High Can You Fly

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DATE/TIME: August 28 - noon CDT (10am PDT, 1pm EDT, 6pm BST, 7pm CEST, August 29: 3AM AEST etc...)

THEME/PROMPT: Balloon - are there 99 red ones? Beautiful balloon? Did someone burst your balloon? Are the full of hot air?

Love this prompt, even though at first I hesitated and was worried I couldn't come up with anything. So obviously a song that has some basis in my memory of letting go of a balloon, but also about being free to be who you are.

Lyrics: 

V1:
My momma bought you for a dime
It's been a very long, long time
Lost in years of souvenirs

She told me "hold that string tight"
I held on with all my might
And had a smile that went from ear to ear

PRE:
I wanted to relax my grip
Pretend that it's a sailing ship
Imagine that I'm on a magic trip

CH:
How High Can You Fly
Little balloon up in the sky
I had to let you go
So I could watch you float away so slow
Free as a soaring bird
Full of joy that can't be heard
So I'll just keep watching
How High Can You Fly

V2:
I stood there for eternity
At least that's what it seemed to me
'Till momma said "it's time we gotta go"

By now you were just a tiny dot
A microscopic little spot
Free to go which way the wind will blow

PRE:
Sometimes when I'm looking back
My memories fade and sometimes crack
But this one never fails to take me back

CH:
How High Can You Fly
Little balloon up in the sky
I had to let you go
So I could watch you float away so slow
Free as a soaring bird
Full of joy that can't be heard
So I'll just keep watching
How High Can You Fly



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Comments

vivalarayna's picture

I'm so glad you stuck with this prompt! It's a beautiful message and that chorus hits right in the feels. This is not only relatable storytelling, but also hopeful and inspiring. Wonderful job- thanks for participating!

johnstaples's picture

Wow! This is outstanding and a sheer joy to listen to! Your vocals are so sweet and...holy schmoley...we get harmonies too! Most excellent! And what a wonderful relating of this memory in your lyrics!!! So glad I got to listen to this one! Super excellent work on this one!

wobbie wobbit's picture

lovely harmonies, impressed with how much you have done in the time. i love the catch in your voice on fly, lovely scene you painted, can really picture it, nice skirmish Smile

Mandolinda's picture

Lovely storytelling, and inspiring message. Beautiful song.

kahlo's picture

This story unfolds so beautifully with such a tender feeling gentleness. Love the literal images as well as the metaphors in the poetry - sometimes we have to let those we love most go. Such a wonderful and positive encouraging song to let someone fly following their own journey. Amazing skirmish!

Sunfire's picture

This reminded me of a childhood favorite book I treasured called The Red Balloon., for some reason. Really nice song.

metalfoot's picture

Hooray for skirmish harmonies! Nice lyrics and pleasant melody.

coolparadiso's picture

great phrasing Jeff, gives it a lot of depth, nice changes This is a beauty mate

Acousticmaddie's picture

Gorgeous song. One of my absolute favourites this year. Heartfelt performance and very beautiful lyrics.

Jibbidy34's picture

I’m just blown away by your solid songwriting skills. No one would ever tell this was written for a quick skirmish. You’ve got a new fan! Watchlisted!