Skyline Pigeon – by Elton John

Turn me loose from your hands

Let me fly to distant lands

Over green fields, trees and mountains

Flowers and forest fountains

Home along the lanes of the skyway

 

For this dark and lonely room

Projects a shadow cast in gloom

And my eyes are mirrors of the world outside

Thinking of the way that the wind can turn the tide

 

And these shadows turn from purple into gray,

For just this skyline pigeon, dreaming of the open,

Waiting for the day he can spread his wings and fly away again

 

Fly away,

Skyline pigeon, fly

Towards the dreams you left so very far behind

Fly away,

Skyline pigeon, fly

Towards the dreams you left so very far behind

 

Let me wake up in the morning

To the smell of new mown hay,

To laugh and cry, to live and die

In the brightness of my day

 

I wanna hear the peeling bells

Of distant churches sing

But most of all

Please free me from this aching metal ring

 

And open up this cage towards the sun

For just this skyline pigeon, dreaming of the open,

Waiting for the day he can spread his wings and fly away again

 

Fly away,

Skyline pigeon, fly

Towards the dreams you left so very far behind

Fly away,

Skyline pigeon, fly

Towards the dreams you left so very far behind