Time To Fly

Down the line, feel the wind and hear the whistle blow
Take your time, ride the rails and you will learn to read
them as you go
You will live and you will die, you will laugh until you cry,
Down the line
Can you see, I’m waving at the station after you
And I will be dreamin’ of the future
All the things you’re gonna do
Feelin‘ lonely, feelin’ proud as you slip into the crowd
I won’t lose you
Yesterday, we were holding hands singing
playground songs
Now you fly, never looking back, till you’re gone
Down the line
Years ago, I was riding on this train just like you
Ran so fast, doin’ all the stupid things I knew I shouldn’t do
I was looking for the answers, climbing mountain after
mountain
Same as you
Yesterday, we were holding hands singing playground
songs
Now you fly, never looking back, till you’re gone
Almost gone
Down the line
Down the line... you’ll be waiting at the station

Who would have thought after all of these years
We’d still be dancing in time
A beautiful spark whenever you’re near
Pulling your heart into mine
And who would have thought the moment we met
You’d turn around with that smile
Telling me then, it’s not if, it’s just when
We’ll take that walk down the aisle
Slàinte Mhath
Slàinte Mhath
Slàinte Mhath
Here’s to you and me
Who would of thought we’d have three little ones
In the blink of an eye they’d be grown
Waltzing through life with their dreams taking flight
Someday with kids of their own
Ullapool, London, New York and Paris
The highlands, the islands, aurora borealis
We danced through the fountains of Rome
Wherever we are feels like home
Who would have thought I could look in your eyes
And feel like we’ve only begun
Spin me around lift my feet off the ground
Here’s to the best yet to come

Days pass, like a movin’ river
Always faster than you think
And just below the misty surface
If you try and stop time, you will sink
And so I only have you for a little while
I run my fingers through your hair and you smile
I may not be there when you get to where you’re going
I plant the seed, but I may not see the trees I’m growing
Still as long as there’s a blue yonder and the yonder’s
forever wild
I will always have faith in tomorrow’s child
We all began as sons and daughters
We all become lovers or friends
Some of us are blessed to be mothers and fathers
But we all become children in the end
So I only have you for a little while
I run my fingers through your hair and you smile
I may not be there when you get to where you’re going
I plant the seed, but I may not see the trees I’m growing
Still as long as there’s a blue yonder and the yonder’s
forever wild
I will always have faith in tomorrow’s child
Don’t you ever feel alone
You’re always coming home
Still as long as there’s a blue yonder and the yonder’s
forever wild
I will always have faith in tomorrow’s child
In tomorrow’s child, in tomorrow’s child

Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn’t treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
But you were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
Maybe I didn’t hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine
If I made you feel second best
Girl I’m sorry I was blind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
But you were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind

There she is in all her glory
Holding court for those who care
The devil and the angel in my story
Shining bright in the public glare
She’s a weaver of dreams
She’s a weaver of dreams
She’s a castaway diva, a Greek tragedy
My Norma, Tosca, Medea and the voice from the gallery
She’s a weaver of dreams
You must be blinded by her beauty
Can’t you see a radiant dove
If I reach out will she fly to me
She’s just a child looking for love
She’s a weaver of dreams
She’s a weaver of dreams
She’s sailing on Christina, crying over Jackie O
Drowning with Ophelia with nowhere left to go
She’s a castaway diva, a Greek tragedy
My Norma, Tosca, Medea and the voice from the gallery
She’s a weaver of dreams
She’s a weaver of dreams
She’s a weaver of dreams
She’s a weaver of dreams
There she is in all her glory

Oh they tell their tales to the wide young eyes
Of the fertile plains and the cloudless skies
But honesty must take the strain
Where lives move fast like the roaring train
And the shy ones bleed while the sure ones fail
On the trail of the survivor
And the trade winds blow through a burning sail
On the trail of the survivor
And they make their moves around the virgin light
Leave their filthy stains on the clear and bright
But hope can never be restrained
Where freedom’s hands has been nailed and chained
And the shy ones bleed while the sure ones fail
On the trail of the survivor
And the trade winds blow through a burning sail
On the trail of the survivor
And sleep will come, it comes to us all
And some will fade, some will fall
But the distance gained is never gained at all
And Atholl’s children we rise and fall
And the shy ones bleed while the sure ones fail
On the trail of the survivor
And the trade winds blow through a burning sail
On the trail of the survivor

Wherever I am, you are with me
Wherever I look, your face I see
I can feel you, you’re dancing with my soul
And I am whole
You live in my heart, it beats to our tune
You were the one, who gave me the moon
Here I am now in a different role
And I am whole
You have set my spirit free
To fly like a bird who soars to the sea
A pathway in shadow, or so it seems
Looking to find yesterday’s dreams
In my heart you’re dancing with my soul
And I am whole
And I am whole
And I am whole

I didn’t mind those sideways glances
Those stolen moments, getaway cars
I didn’t mind you takin’ chances
On a dollar, dark horse, my heart
I didn’t mind you disappearing, from time to time
Through some secret door
But I tell you what makes me crazy
Is knowin’ you’re not my baby anymore
Chorus
I’m not the one who’ll save you
Though I always wished it would be me
There may be another
Maybe Jesus come set you free
Set you free, set you free
I think freedom’s overrated
You say loves a chain
I know those fields of joy are gated
But you can always walk away
And I promise I won’t follow
Or stand forever at the door
You’ll forgive me if I cry a little
You’re not my baby anymore
Chorus
Set you free, set you free
Set you free, set you free
I promise I will always love you
When I’m laughing and teardrops pour
It’s one step back and two steps forward
You’re not my baby any more
You’re not my baby anymore
You’re not my baby

Cold brew, skinny jeans
Text you later in your dreams
Slow down, catch her if you can
All alone, a busy station
Lost in solo conversation
Bet you wish you had a plan!
We could talk forever and a day
We could walk but we’ll never find the way
Don’t know why, don’t know how
Where’s the here and where’s the now?
Cold brew forever and a day
Saw a picture, saw a girl
Headphones, in another world
Another time, another place
Keeping up and looking down
Checking out who’s still around
Don’t think she ever saw his face
We could talk forever and a day
We could walk, but we’ll never find the way
Don’t know how, don’t know why
Where’s the earth and where’s the sky?
Cold brew forever and a day
Everyone’s a superstar
No-one knows just who they are
Free falling in space and time
Hoping that the stars align
Maybe this could be our time, our time
We could talk forever and a day
We could walk, but we’ll never find the way
Don’t know how, don’t know why
Where’s the earth and where’s the sky?
Cold brew forever....

They say it’s some journey, you’re still young
Deep breath before you go
Be good with your name
Head towards the sun
Whoever knows, whoever knows
They say that you’re leavin’ now and that you’re going
with the wind
Well she knows the way a young heart blows
So listen when she she sings
A life on open wings
Boy blue, boy blue
They say it’s a blank page, a long way
But I know you can do it
Yeah there’s danger, but no different if you stayed
Dream like a king and bend your will to it
They say that you’re leaving now and that you’re going
with the wind
Well she trades in a young man’s fortunes when she rolls
the dice again
Lady Luck will be your friend
Boy Blue, boy blue
It’s all in front of you, pearls of wisdom through the years
Just take it slow, remember that I’m here
The circle of life goes on and on and on and on
Boy blue, boy blue
Doors wide open, sail on through boy blue

Mo ghaol, mo ghràdh is m’eudail thu
M’iunntas ùr is m’èibhneas thu
Mo mhacan àluinn, ceutach thu
Chan fhiù mi fhèin bhi ‘d dhàil
Alleliua Alleliuia Alleliuia Alleliuia
My love my treasured one are you
My sweet and lovely son are you
You are the one my darling you
Unworthy I of you
Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia
Your mild and gentle eyes proclaim
The loving heart from which you came
A tiny, helpless, tender babe
With boundless gifts of Grace
Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia

For love of you we are crossing over
Planting our spirit on another shore
Leaving these mountains, hills, still waters deep
I close my eyes and I try to sleep
And here is my dream for the crossing over
Watching you grow, whilst running wild and free
Seeing the smile light upon your face
As amazing falls back into Grace
The cross, the crossing over
The cross, the crossing over
Darkness descends as we are crossing over
Still we’re afraid of the great unknown
Sirens may call to draw us near
But we lift up our voices and sail beyond fear
We sing the old songs as we are crossing over
Memories of home of lovers lost and found
Comforted by an ancient melody
Brings the sun through the clouds, calms the seas
The sea
Sing me a new song
Sing me a new song
For love of you we are crossing over
Stepping with Grace upon another shore
Leaving these mountains, hills, still waters deep
A prayer of Thanksgiving my soul to keep
The cross, the crossing over
The cross, the crossing over