Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

When I Fly

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1975 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2003.

When I fly from this world
I will fly with heavy wings,
Weighted down with my love
Of so many earthly things.
When I fly from this world
I have hardly come to know,
I will bear a cruel weight
Of reluctant farewell when I go.
So many things, so many strings,
So many ties to hold me here below,
When I fly from this world
To the nothing I will be,
I will carry too much love
Along with me.

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