You Gotta Fly (single, 2013)

by Floyd Thursby



An upbeat ukulele-driven folk-pop tune. No matter how or why, you gotta walk, you gotta run, you gotta fly!

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She’s the girl, the only girl
The one who likes her Sundays in the rain
Tuning in the radio
To greet the morning headlines with champagne

She keeps a journal by the bed
And jars of fruit her mother sent from home
All wrapped up in a ribbon bow
Stroking out her schedule with a comb

And in the end, you gotta walk, you gotta run, you gotta fly
When loving her is easy and she’s shining like a star
Sing it to the sun and to the rain and to the sky
No matter how or why you gotta walk, you gotta run, you gotta fly

I saw her in a dream today
Sneaking past the horses in the mist
Striding through the desert night
A filament of sunlight in her fist


So she's the girl, the only girl
The girl who hangs a bell out on the tides
I kiss her in the morning sun
I hold her while the wolf moon rides



released August 2, 2013
Music and lyrics by Floyd Thursby

Floyd Thursby – vocals, acoustic guitar
Roderick Greig – drums, vocals
Yanai Morris – ukulele
Andrew Tanner – double bass

Produced by Floyd Thursby
Mixed and engineered by Neil Thomason
Rhythm section engineered by Simon Cotter
Recorded at Head Gap, Melbourne, Australia
Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing, Melbourne, Australia


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"Floyd Thursby has a fascinating voice. But of course, all that would be insignificant without great songs as vehicles for that voice. Thursby has armfuls of them." (Rhythms magazine)

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