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I can fly,
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I can fly
You had me caged up,
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You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer,
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Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting,
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You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire,
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I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly,
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Waiting to fly
I can fly.
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I can fly
   
I had bright wishes in the summer,
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I had bright wishes in the summer
I was bathing in sunlight,
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I was bathing in sunlight
Painting in the garden,
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Painting in the garden
Like a ghost in mid-July,
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Like a ghost in mid-July
Running fast from something,
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Running fast from something
With my eyes wide like saucers,
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With my eyes wide like saucers
Spinning in the sun.
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Spinning in the sun
   
I had a dream that I was fine,
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I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn't crazy, I was divine.
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I wasn't crazy, I was divine
   
I can fly,
+
I can fly
You had me caged up,
+
You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer,
+
Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting,
+
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire,
+
I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly,
+
Waiting to fly
I can fly.
+
I can fly
   
You lies were hard kisses in the summer,
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You lies were hard kisses in the summer
I was dreaming of a lake,
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I was dreaming of a lake
Dreaming of the water,
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Dreaming of the water
Where I'd rise like a Phoenix,
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Where I'd rise like a Phoenix
Soaring high and from the fire,
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Soaring high and from the fire
I've got things to tell you like,
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I've got things to tell you like
I know that you're a liar.
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I know that you're a liar
   
I had a dream that I was fine,
+
I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn't crazy, I was divine.
+
I wasn't crazy, I was divine
   
I can fly,
+
I can fly
You had me caged up,
+
You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer,
+
Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting,
+
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire,
+
I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly,
+
Waiting to fly
I can fly.
+
I can fly
   
Your words cut like a knife in butter,
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Your words cut like a knife in butter
I was fighting for my art,
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I was fighting for my art
Fighting with my lover,
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Fighting with my lover
You had me so tied up,
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You had me so tied up
Thinking there's no other,
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Thinking there's no other
Yeah, right, yeah, right.
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Yeah, right, yeah, right
   
I can fly,
+
I can fly
You had me caged up,
+
You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer,
+
Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting,
+
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire,
+
I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly,
+
Waiting to fly
I can fly.
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I can fly
 
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Big-Eyes-Music-From-the-Original-Motion-Picture-2014
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Rick Nowels
Recorded 2013
Length 5:51

"I Can Fly" is a song by Lana Del Rey featured on the soundtrack of the movie Big Eyes. It was written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels who also served as the track's producer. The song was kept a secret until the film was screened for insiders in early November 2014. The track leaked from the Weinstein Company's official website along with "Big Eyes" on December 3, 2014.

Background

The song's genesis began through Del Rey's other contribution to Big Eyes’ soundtrack "Big Eyes", which was written to play over the credits at the end of the film. However, the song was deemed too sad to end the film with and producers noticed it fit perfectly over two near dialogue-free scenes, which originally contained music by scorer Danny Elfman. Seeing as the track was no longer being used in the credits, Del Rey worked with Rick Nowels to write the song "I Can Fly" for the outro of the film.

Cross-references

In Big Eyes

The Hollywood Reporter explains the song is used during the credits and "[celebrates] Margaret’s escape from a pre-feminist cage with lines like “I had a dream that I was fine / I wasn’t crazy, I was divine.”"[1]

Lyrics

I can fly
You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly
I can fly

I had bright wishes in the summer
I was bathing in sunlight
Painting in the garden
Like a ghost in mid-July
Running fast from something
With my eyes wide like saucers
Spinning in the sun

I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn't crazy, I was divine

I can fly
You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly
I can fly

You lies were hard kisses in the summer
I was dreaming of a lake
Dreaming of the water
Where I'd rise like a Phoenix
Soaring high and from the fire
I've got things to tell you like
I know that you're a liar

I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn't crazy, I was divine

I can fly
You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly
I can fly

Your words cut like a knife in butter
I was fighting for my art
Fighting with my lover
You had me so tied up
Thinking there's no other
Yeah, right, yeah, right

I can fly
You had me caged up
Like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire
Waiting to fly
I can fly

References

  1. ‘Big Eyes: The Story Behind Lana Del Rey's Stunning Secret Songs. (November 18, 2014). The Hollywood Reporter. [Retrieved November 19, 2014]
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