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Flying High

    


John always liked to be at the Australian Ray Martin show. The show in 1995 John's autobiography was discussed. It also showed John singing on his favourite spot: the Rocky Mountains.

The title "Flying High" refers to the fact that John loved to fly. Flying, just in the Rockies, but also flying in a spaceship. In 1986 he was one of the three candidats to be a member of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger. President Reagan choosed a regular teacher to go.
The flight of the challenger ended in a disaster. John wrote the song 'Flying for me' to express his feelings.


Well, I guess that you probably know by now
I was one who wanted to fly
I wanted to ride on that arrow of fire right up into heaven
And I wanted to go for every man, every child, every mother of children
I wanted to carry the dreams of all people right up to the stars

And I prayed that I'd find an answer there
Or maybe I would find the song
Giving a voice to all of the hearts that can not be heard
And for all of the ones who live in fear
And all of those who stand apart
My being there would bring us a little step closer together

They were flying for me, they were flying for everyone
They were trying to see, a brighter day for each and everyone
They gave us their light, they gave us their spirit, and all they could be
They were flying for me

And I wanted to wish on the Milky Way and dance upon the falling star
I wanted to give myself, and free myself, enjoin myself with it all!
Given the chance to dream, it can be done
The promise of tomorrow is real
Children of spaceship Earth, the future belongs to us all

She was flying for me, she was flying for everyone
She was trying to see, a brighter day for each and everyone
She gave us her light, she gave us her spirit, and all she could be
She was flying for me

They were flying for me, they were flying for everyone
They were trying to see, a brighter day for each and everyone
They gave us their light, they gave us their spirit, and all they could be
They were flying for me