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Fly Away

February 24, 2017

A long, long time ago, I wrote a song called Fly Away. It embraced what I felt at the time were determinations that would shape my life, namely to explore life to its fullest and not just simply do what was expected of me. Some 40 plus years later, I still feel the same about those determinations. I have traveled most of the world, shared nearly four decades of exploration with a wonderful woman and learned to find a reason to be happy every day.

Ironic how time often just reinforces our feelings rather than changing them. Indeed, “the moon reached out and bit me on the shoulder, lit a lamp light deep inside.” The song is still one of my favorites.

Here’s the song in its original 1977 pre-production demo form:

For the complete lyrics, read Three A.M. – The Complete 1970s Lyrics. Three A.M. is the definitive lyric anthology for the 1970’s songs of Allen E. Rizzi. This collection contains 81 song lyrics written between 1974 and 1980, including many not previously released to the public. All song lyrics are accompanied with back scenes that comment on the songs’ origins, performance histories and other interesting facts. Forty years on, these lyrics are a blueprint of a 1970’s songwriter craft.

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  1. You’re a man of many talents, Allen – hats off to you.

    As to the philosophy, there’s only one absolutely dead certain, 24-carat, 100-percent-or-your-money-back-guaranteed life (a belief in more than that is precisely that – a belief) and it’s far too short to be wasted letting others decide what you can and can’t do (within the boundaries of the law, of course). You’re quite right in what you say.

    Good luck with the marketing. Not that I’m one to comment with authority on this but I get a distinctly country feel to those lyrics.


  2. Grazie dal cuore!


  3. Reblogged this on allenrizzi and commented:

    Was feeling a little crushed today and then I remembered this song that I wrote. 😊


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