Fly By Night (Single)

by Aaron Gibson

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This release is number three in my "Demos" series. I wanted to honor some heroes of mine. Geddy Lee is a pioneer in the world of bass and helped to push the instrument's possibilities in Rock and Roll, similar to what Stanley Clarke did in jazz, or Jaco did in his own genre. Also, like Les Claypool and Flea, Geddy brought the bass front and center so that people in main stream music were actually paying attention to it's sound. So, Fly By Night is my ode to Geddy. My wife came in when I recorded my first draft of this, and with no pun intended, says "it sounds a bit rushed".

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Why try? I know why
This feeling inside me says it's time I was gone
Clear head, new life ahead
It's time I was king, now not just one more pawn

Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

Moon rise, thoughtful eyes
Staring back at me from the window beside
No fright or hindsight
Leaving behind that empty feeling inside

Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

Start a new chapter
Find what I'm after
It's changing every day
The change of the seasons
Is enough of a reason
To want to get away
Quiet and pensive
My thoughts apprehensive
The hours drift away
Leaving my homeland
Playing a lone hand
My life begins today

Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend

by Neil Peart and Geddy Lee

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released July 22, 2014

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