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“Wish I Woulda Learned To Fly”

Author Written Length Key BPM Meter
Scott Troyer 2001 2:07

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“Wish I Woulda Learned To Fly” is track 4 on my Somewhere Between Nicaragua & New York EP. This song is about being out of control and the regret of not preparing for circumstances for which you can never be ready: the unexpected death of a loved one, large-scale acts of violence, or the misfortune of wrong place, wrong time.


Lyrics

“Wish I Woulda Learned To Fly”
Scott Troyer

Commandeer the cars and trucks that everybody thought they’d drive away.
Keep ’em at the house – at the party’s where they got to stay.
Watch ’em through the window as they walk away in anger.
Saved ’em from their death, but they never saw the danger.
Ain’t it how it always goes? It always seems to go that way.

Even now I’ve lost some how.
What do I gotta say?

Standin’ on the window ledge waitin’ for the firemen to come.
Hopin’ and a prayin’ that they get here ’fore the fire is done.
Never thought I’d have to choose how I was gonna die.
Now I’m standin’ here facin’ flames or the falling sky.
I don’t think I’m ready. No, this can’t be my time.

It’s a long way down to the ground.
Wish I woulda learned to fly.

Copyright © 2000 Scott Troyer

Song Credits

Player Instrument(s) Engineer Location
Scott Troyer Vox, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar Lynn Graber The Recording House, Grabill, IN
Lynn Graber Drum Kit Lynn Graber The Recording House, Grabill, IN