Lyrics to "If I Could Only Fly" song by Merle Haggard: I almost felt you touching me just now I wish I knew which way to turn and go I feel so good and th. .You know, sometimes, I write happy songs Then some little thing goes wrong I wish they all could make you smile. Coming home soon and I wanna stay Maybe we can, somehow, get away I wish you could come with me when I go again. If I could only fly, if I could only fly I'd bid this place goodbye to come and be with you But I can hardly stand and I got no where to run Another sinking sun and one more lonely night.
If I Could Only Fly is the fiftieth studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 2000. The title song was written by Texas songwriter Blaze Foley. It reached number 26 on the Billboard Country albums chart. The nineties had been the most trying decade of Haggard's professional life. Beset by financial woes that led to bankruptcy in 1993, Haggard had also run afoul of his record label boss Mike Curb.
Recorded & Mixed at Merle Haggard's Tally Studio. Matrix, Runout (Variant 2): A0100330600-0101 11 A0. Mastering SID Code: IFPI L551.
Artists Merle Haggard If I Could Only Fly. If I Could Only Fly Merle Haggard. If I Could Only Fly. 2000. This album has an average beat per minute of 106 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 73/142 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile If I Could Only Fly. Album starts at BPM, ends at 73BPM (+73), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Merle Haggard. Working in Tennessee. I Am What I Am. 2010. The Bluegrass Sessions.
If I Could Only Fly. Blaze Foley. Album Live at the Austin Outhouse. If I Could Only Fly Lyrics. I almost felt you touching me just now I wish I knew which way to turn and go I feel so good, and then I feel so bad I wonder what I ought to do. If I could only fly, if I could only fly I'd bid this place goodbye to come and be with you But I can hardly stand, I got nowhere to run Another sinking sun, another lonely night. Haggard eventually re-recorded If I Could Only Fly as the titular track of his 2000 comeback album and it has been covered by numerous other country artists. A strummed guitar tune in the key of D, the song’s power comes from it’s lyrical simplicity. What at first seems like a straightforward and familiar song of longing for a lover who is far away soon reveals the deeper problem–it’s not distance itself keeping the pair apart, but a man built to roam.
If I Could Only Fly changes the man's perspective to be sure: no longer is he recalling his mama and daddy, his modest upbringing, his wild youth, and his outsider's fate. Instead, he grapples with aging, comes to grips with familial responsibilities, and learns to appreciate the wonders of home life versus the pitfalls of the highway. I was surprised by the energy of these songs, and the album as a whole manages to be both fun and moving. At 63, Merle Haggard has made one of the most adventurous albums of his stellar career, and its is truly a triumph. Unfortunately, "If I Could Only Fly" deserves to reach a wider audience than it is likely to find. Fans of both traditional country and alt. country will enjoy this nice surprise from Haggard.
Finally at a label that would let him record a traditional Haggard album, he seized the opportunity with If I Could Only Fly, a gentle, understated, largely acoustic album that's easily his best in over a decade. It's easy to draw comparisons to Johnny Cash's Rick Rubin-produced American Music, but this is actually a better fit, since nothing here is forced.