Fly By Night

February 1975 . 2nd Studio Recording

RUSH 1974 Caress of Steel 1975

Fly By Night Lyrics

Available on Fly By Night

Music: Geddy Lee
Lyrics: Neil Peart

(original lyrics)
airport scurry – flurry faces
parade of passers-by
people going many places
with a smile or just a sigh
waiting, waiting, pass the time
another cigarette
get in line – gate thirty-nine
the time is not here yet…..

Why try, I know why
The feeling inside me says it’s time I was gone
Clear head, new life ahead
I want to be 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

Start a new chapter
I find what I’m after
Is changing every day
The change of a season
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 lonehand
My life begins today