How High You Fly

8 total plays

0.9% of shows played at

3/23/2017 debuted on

149 shows since debut

6 shows since last play

Last played

November 9th, 2018

Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL

Set 1, Song 5


November 6th, 2018

The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC

SET ONE, Song 7


November 2nd, 2018

Union Stage, Washington, DC

Set two, Song 4


October 26th, 2018

The Sinclair, Boston, MA

Set ONE, Song 4


October 25th, 2018

Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

SET two, Song 4


October 6th, 2018

Liberty Pumpkin Ball, Roaring Ranch, PA

Set one, Song 5


April 29th, 2017

King's Rook Club, Erie, PA

SET 2, Song 5


March 23rd, 2017

Flour City Station, Rochester, NY

SET 1, Song 7


History

‘How High You Fly’ is a tribute to a friend we lost to the grips of addiction. The song, lyrically and musically (re-worked entirely for Color Wheel), represents the concept of this person, after passing away, finally being free of their worldly struggle and suffering from addiction; how they could somehow “start again” unshackled by that experience. It goes on to conceptualize that they could, in some way, even connect with other people they knew in life that also passed, but ultimately recognizes that this thought might simply be a comfort to those still here, dealing with the loss themselves.

Lyrics

Far beyond this crazy world
You say "What should I be?"
Gracefully, and full of life
You understand your free

Joining all the others
Where the days are filled with light
"I could never fly so high; I finally made it right"

Meet each other on the way
What's it like to be there, anyway?
We all lost, but you have won
You made your mark on everyone
And now you've got to see how high you fly

Driving down the water line
I had the strangest thought
Two old friends, or so to speak
Had crossed the far beyond

And both could share a drink or two
And maybe they could see me too
And I'll be down here waiting for my time to run with you

Pay your debts, and pay your dues
Cause' we're not alone down here
And even though we've said goodbye
No we're not alone, down here