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As the sun breaks above the ground
An old man stands on the hill
As the ground warms to the first rays of light
A birdsong shatters the still

His eyes are ablaze
See the madman in his gaze

Fly on your way like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun
On your wings like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun

Now the crowd breaks and a young boy appears
Look the old man in his eyes
As he spreads his wings and shouts at the crowd
In the name of God my father I fly

His eyes seem so glazed
As he flies on the wings of a dream
Now he knows his father betrayed
Now his wings burn to ashes to ashes his grave

Fly on your way like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun
On your wings like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun



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    HindawiSep 2, 2008 at 4:22 am
    This song is about the Greek myth of Icarus. They were trying to escape from a prison and the only way to get out was to go up. Icarus's father was an inventor and built wings out of feathers and wax for him and Icarus to fly away with. Icarus did not listen to his fathers warning and when he flew to high up the sun melted the wax that held his wings together and he drowned in the sea. The sea where he fell is now named the Icarian Sea.

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