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  1. a momentary lapse of reason albümünden bir parça.

    "learning to fly"

    into the distance, a ribbon of black
    stretched to the point of no turning back
    a flight of fancy on a windswept field
    standing alone my senses reeled
    a fatal attraction is holding me fast,
    how can i escape this irresistible grasp?

    can't keep my eyes from the circling sky
    tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, i

    ice is forming on the tips of my wings
    unheeded warnings, i thought, i thought of everything
    no navigator to find my way home
    unladen, empty and turned to stone
    a soul in tension that's learning to fly
    condition grounded but determined to try

    can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
    tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, i

    friction lock - set. mixture - rich. propellers - fully forward. flaps - set - 10 degree. engine gauges and suction - check
    mixture set to maximum percent - recheck
    flight instruments...
    altimeters - check both
    (garbled word) - on
    navigation lights - on
    strobes - on
    (to tower): confirm 3-8-echo ready for departure
    (tower): hello again, this is now 129.4
    (to tower): 129.4. it's to go.
    (tower): you may commence your takeoff, winds over 10 knots.
    (to tower): 3-8-echo
    easy on the brakes. take it easy. its gonna roll this time.
    just hand the power gradually, and it...

    above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
    my grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
    across the clouds i see my shadow fly
    out of the corner of my watering eye
    a dream unthreatened by the morning light
    could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

    there's no sensation to compare with this
    suspended animation, a state of bliss

    can't keep my mind from the circling skies
    tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, i