having wings lyrics – ben harper

i heard a street singer play a song i knew
it brought me closer to you
i heard a street singer play a song i call my own
it brought me to my childhood home

did you go back from where you came?
if i get there, will they have my name?
if they don’t, i’ll only have myself to blame
for all these things, true happiness is having wings

life is a blurry-eyed, heavy-hearted whirlwind of a storm
some things just hurt too much to cry
memories are like shadows the light won’t make disappear
i still see you smiling with your eyes

did you go back from where you came?
if i get there, will they have my name?
if they don’t, i’ll only have myself to blame
for all these things, true happiness is having wings

/ ben harper lyrics