fly lyrics – adrian belew

i know i should feel welcome here
way up in the atmosphere
but i am afraid
and if i land on earth again
i’ll be happy just to cut my face
while i shave

now the sky is floating by
but i am not a cloud
and i’ve decided
i was not designed to fly

after all, i’m only sand
to irritate the oyster and
to wait for a pearl
and even though i must concede
greatness has eluded me
i’d still miss the world

and i would have regrets
were i to pirouette inside a metal jet
and i am not prepared
to sprout a pair of wings and fly

/ adrian belew lyrics