Megan Slankard Flying Backwards Lyrics

Freaky Little Story Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Too Bad You
  • 2 Mocking Bird
  • 3 Dirty Wings
  • 4 Captain Madness
  • 5 Addy's Tattoo
  • 6 Lose Me
  • 7 Give Life
  • 8 Forget
  • 9 Nearly Amost Always Nearly Almost Anything
  • 10 Holding Off
  • 11 It's All My Fault (But I'm Not Sorry)
  • 12 Flying Backwards
  • 13 The Freak Out Song

  • I set down my fairy tales
    I tipped my glass over on the bed
    Somehow somebody laughed
    Though it was only me and my mess
    Somewhere somebody
    Sang a pretty little lullaby
    I pulled down the window blinds
    In the fair face of a tolkien sky

    I couldn't sleep tonight
    As if I didn't know that 'cause I was there
    The last cries of a distant party
    Died in the arms of the midnight air

    I'm flying backwards
    To the beat of my speeding heart
    Flying backwards
    In the rhythm of my own guitar

    It smells like rain and a raspberry bouquet
    It smells like my 10 gauge guitar strings I play
    And I saw two shooting stars
    Collide into this crazy conversation
    Guess it's really all we had to say

    I'm flying backwards
    Doesn't seem to get me very far
    I'm flying backwards
    And I feel I've already done this part
    Already done this part

    The rockin' chair teased me
    With a clever shadow of somebody called “you”
    So I got up and knocked it over
    Went to kill my sorrows
    In another passion fruit ice cream scoop
    You said “I know you couldn't sleep tonight”
    As if I didn't know that 'cause I was there
    And a huge ball of consequence unwound itself in a dream
    Of a dreamer

    Then some pup started up a choir
    And sang a song to the moon stuck in a spiral spider web
    I picked up my leather bound imagination
    And I put my head down on the bed
    The walls started to whisper
    A pretty little lullaby
    I shut my eyes and closed the cover down
    On the fair face of a tolkien sky

    I'm flying backwards
    To the beat of my speeding heart
    I'm flying backwards in the rhythm of your guitars
    I'm flying backwards
    Doesn't seem to get me very far
    I'm flying backwards
    And I feel I've already done this part
    Already done this part


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