the wildest wish to fly lyrics – hine rupert

i was not the fighter
so i should not want for shelter
with helpless ears i hear again
that even more are dead
than anyone has ever said
i was not the fighter
still the echoes of their gunfire
penetrate my sleepy state
and i am walking in the shadow
of a man i cannot see
chorus:
how could the boy so in love with war planes
have seen his first flight shot down in flames
he was just a dreamer
with the wildest wish to fly
i was not the fighter
no one shoots to spill my blood
but while this night rages so violently
the hawk circles above
and he was just a dreamer
with a conscience and in love
he wore his wings just like a crown
yet still they shot him down
chorus
framed inside the doorway
and there’s someone much like me
a shadow of the man he used to be
have young men ever understood
the games old men will play
was there anyone left with him today
chorus
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guitar: phil palmer
coda vocals: robert palmer
bottles: ollie w. tayler
the wildest wish to fly is dedicated to lt. r. n. nicholas taylor

/ hine rupert lyrics