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Well you know I hardly speak
When I do, it's just for you
I haven't said a word in weeks
Cause they've been keepin' me from you

There's a way where there's a will
You know I got no need for stairs
Step out on the window sill
Fall with me into the air

Here we go, hold on tight and don't let go
I won't ever let you fall
I love the night, flying o'er these city lights
But I love you most of all

And there's something you should know
Girl you should have died that day
And you fell reaching for the rose
But baby I was there to save you

So, here we go, hold on tight and don't let go
I won't ever let you fall
I love the night, flying o'er these city lights
But I love you most of all

Here we go, hold on tight and don't let go
I won't ever let you fall
I love the night, flying o'er these city lights
But I love you most of all



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    EdagimoMar 10, 2009 at 3:59 am
    This song is actually based on a book called The Boy Who could fly, Milly Michaelson was the girl in the book whom the boy that could fly fell in love with. The boy never spoke and was considered retarded if i remember correctly until the day he saved her life by flying and catching her when she fell. Even then he only talked to her for fear of being researched upon.
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    UnregisteredApr 8, 2012 at 2:27 am
    First of all great band, really a big fan of thrice. Second this song has a strong meaning and probably the best love song ever. I really think this song reaches out towards young love, basically its saying take a chance and trust me, because whatever happens im going to love you no matter what.
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    UnregisteredFeb 1, 2012 at 4:32 am
    As "egadimo" states, this song is based on a book/movie about a girl and her family who move next door to an autistic boy who never speaks and seems fascinated with birds and flight. The girl's teacher encourages her to try to draw him out of his shell and the 2 become rather attached to eachother. At one point, the girl is trying to reach for a rose that is growing (i think like on the second story of the house) but she falls and has a dream sequence about the boy flying and saving her.
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    UnregisteredDec 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    I truly believe that this song is about a car, a car that will do anything to get on the road. It wants to be free, it wants to fly as well. Then a mad scientist by the name of dustin edward teppei james the third comes and makes that car into a flying machine that saves humanity...
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    honestcarterSep 21, 2009 at 4:38 am
    I think this song is about someone who almost died. Died not because they wanted too, but because they did not even see how bad off they were. Hence the line that you fell reaching for the rose. Yet it was someone who saved her from this supposed safe position.

    I know in life I have thought I was safe sometimes and later realized how bad off I was. I would never have believed it if someone told me back then, but I was bad off. I can relate to this song. and I'm with Edagimo "This song is actually based on a book called The Boy Who could fly." Yet it makes a great double meaning. Thank God I did not die that day. Crazy how good this song is.

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