Fly Away

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One day at a time in this wildlife, we slow down and time just flies
Gettin older but feelin more free, I need to take a minute to look over these wings
The summertime of ’99, fresh out of high school then go to school high
Wrong or right, it was our time to fly, where were you when the two towers died?

South Governor, 601, those were the days we were green in love
So much joy, so many tears, all those nights slow-burned into years
But we made it clearly through the smoky dreamin, now it’s seemin we we’re alright bein
Just kids in millennium, lookin at the fire that was destined to come


One day at a time
This is how we fly
This is how we fly away

2nd Verse:

Fast-forward, rewind, re-time the days of our lives recorded in the mind
Realize who you thought I was is not who you thought you are, now is it, God?
Love, sex, relationships, the mending and the breaking of the heart in tics
And talks, summer walks to fall to white to death then life again

Walls are built, doors closed, bridges and friends are burned for goals
And for what? For money? For self-love? Whatever seemed important today is a puzzle
Like why’d you do that, man? Once you attack we can never go back
We used to be friends but the tale does tell: actions are deeper than notches on a belt

3rd Verse:

Dirty thirty but it still feels early, bright brand new like a baby learnin
For what are we if not always burning, hungry for answers, desirous, thirsty?
A mommy, a daddy, an uncle, an auntie, here come the kids here come the families
Grandkids, birthday candles, beautiful gifts, Halloween, Santa

Pauses, reflections on who is the flesh, the blood and the heart that pumps in the chest
What is my fate and what do I make? What is a choice, what is destined to fail?
Nothin, unless ya give up on lovin, family first for sure it’s worse
To have no dream than a dream that falls, just pick it back up and put it in your pocket


It’s one day in the life
One more day till we fly away
One more day till tomorrow
One more day till we fly away


from Man vs. Bear, released April 1, 2012
written and performed by D. Bess
produced by D. Bess


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D. Bess Chicago, Illinois

D. Bess is a one-man-band who loops all his licks live: reggae/ska/blues-hop and roll. Using a cajon, percussion, guitar, bass and harmonizing his vocals, he builds and records layers of instrumentation to create the sound of a one-man-band.

He released his first album as D. Bess in April of 2012. The album, Man vs. Bear, features reggae legend and icon Toots Hibbert on the track "Oh Carolina".
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