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Lord knows I am peaceful,
When I'm left alone.
I've always been an eagle,
Been a while since I have flown.
My claws are sharp as ever,
So is my eagle eye.
Something's gonna go tonight,
When the eagle flies.
Lately I've heard rumors,
That the eagle may be lame.
Just because I've been idle,
Don't mean that I'm tame.
You've jeopardized my freedom,
My natural place to roost.
I can fly if I have to,
If they turn the eagle loose.

So lay all your doubts aside,
When you go to bed tonight.
My feathers have been ruffled,
And i'm ready for a fight.
Just because I took a while to fly,
Don't mean that i don't care.
When you feel the shadow crossing,
The eagle's in the air.

So lay all your doubts aside,
When you go to bed tonight.
My feathers have been ruffled,
And i'm ready for a fight.
Just because I took a while to fly,
Don't mean that i don't care.
When you feel the shadow crossing,
The eagle's in the air.

When you feel the shadow crossing,
The eagle's in the air.



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    UnregisteredDec 14, 2011 at 1:59 am
    Its about one that was in a tough spot who was on his own for a while to heal or find himself. He was out a while on his own "resting his wings" so to speak learning the ways of flight. His skills have been honed and rested, while before they lay dormant. The worlds pressures possibly is what the jeopordizng the freedom is about. The fight he is looking for does not mean a fist fight. I believe it means a challenge to sore. The shadow is what is left of his worldly sense but he is above it and ready to fly.

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