Spread Your Wings

Here’s an awesome song I remembered and sang in the shower this morning:

SPREAD YOUR WINGS

I first heard it in the late 80s.  It was the B side of the British band, The Babys‘, on a 45 for the song “Back On My Feet Again”.  So I actually liked the B side better.  Little did I know that it was a Queen song.  Still, John Waite has a great voice!

Very meaningful words:

SPREAD YOUR WINGS – words and music by John Deacon

Sammy was low
Just watching the show
Over and over again
Knew it was time
He’d made up his mind
To leave his dead life behind
His boss said to him
‘Boy you’d better begin
To get those crazy notions right out of your head
Sammy who do you think that you are?
You should’ve been sweeping up the Emerald bar’

Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together
‘Cos you know you should do better
That’s because you’re a free man 

He spends his evenings alone in his hotel room
Keeping his thoughts to himself he’d be leaving soon
Wishing he was miles and miles away
Nothing in this world nothing would make him stay

Since he was small
Had no luck at all
Nothing came easy to him
Now it was time
He’d made up his mind
‘This could be my last chance’

His boss said to him ‘now listen boy
You’re always dreaming
You’ve got no real ambition you won’t get very far
Sammy boy don’t you know who you are?
Why can’t you be happy at the Emerald Bar?’

So honey…

Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together
‘Cos you know you should do better
That’s because you’re a free man 

Come on honey
FLY WITH ME!

Couldn’t find The Babys and John Waite singing it, so I chose the German metal band Blind Guardian instead:

And here’s the original from Queen:

And a remastered recent version, which I think may by the absolute best Queen version, with a lot of extra NRG:

This is a genuine inspiration to me.  Don’t know what Sammy actually wanted to accomplish, but obviously it was better than “sweeping up the Emerald Bar”.  I’m going to sing this to myself and friends as I continue launching into my recent life-long dreams of Messianic Liberationism (the Messiah-following series of movements that counter Evangelicalism/Catholicism/Orthodoxism/Etc and bring back the REAL MEANING of the Sacred Scriptures), Financial Advising (teaching folks how to make and save more money, while legally and ethically paying less tax), Liberationism (the non-religious political/social series of movements), all a la Starfish (see Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom’s Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations).

Come on, y’all:

SPREAD YOUR WINGS.  

DEVELOP YOUR LIFE.  

GET OFF YOUR ASS.  

GET MOVING.  

MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR FLEETING, BRIEF LIFE ON THIS PLANET. 

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANNA SEE IN THE WORLD.  

DO IT.  

DO IT NOW.  

JUST DO IT.

Cheers,

Dimitri

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Hi, I´m Dimitri. I have lived in Turtle Island for awhile now, so my cultural understanding is slowly improving. Also, I can see things in this place that boggle my mind. Thus this blog...
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