Fly On (hidden track PRIOR to O)

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And as far as lyrical content goes the lyrics to Fly On seem to me to be clearly about the miscarriage Gwyneth has spoken of. As soon as I watched the Zane Lowe interview it really confirmed my feelings. Whether it is or not, it's such a sweetly sad and yet ultimately beautiful, hopeful song. I am impressed with Chris' wisdom and outlook no matter what the inspiration for these lyrics is.
 

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And as far as lyrical content goes the lyrics to Fly On seem to me to be clearly about the miscarriage Gwyneth has spoken of. As soon as I watched the Zane Lowe interview it really confirmed my feelings. Whether it is or not, it's such a sweetly sad and yet ultimately beautiful, hopeful song. I am impressed with Chris' wisdom and outlook no matter what the inspiration for these lyrics is.
Miscarriage?! Please elaborate
 

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School was the name of that initial section of DAAHF and used to be an introduction to Rainy Day, later they reworked the songs, Rainy Day became one track and the intro (called School) developed into Death And All His Friends.
 

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By the way, why the hell they did that mess, it would be so much easier to just call the track Fly On/O, or just Fly On and make O an hidden track.... They just made everything even more cofusing than just having a hidden track
 

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Probably to make O (Part 2/Reprise) work. (I'm looking forward to getting the actual title for that so we can stop calling it both.)
 

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School was the name of that initial section of DAAHF and used to be an introduction to Rainy Day, later they reworked the songs, Rainy Day became one track and the intro (called School) developed into Death And All His Friends.
How do you know this?
 

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after hearing it properly on iTunes once, I AM IN L:heart:VE !!!
 

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I love it so much. Does anybody know what his daughter is saying while singing? At the beginning of the album the voices say "what is happening" so I'm curious to see what they're saying at the end

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I love it so much. Does anybody know what his daughter is saying while singing? At the beginning of the album the voices say "what is happening" so I'm curious to see what they're saying at the end

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Well, according to the official lyrics, I believe she's saying "Don't ever let go"
 

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"A flock of birds, is how you think of love" - I find this line so interesting. So is that an image that Chris' wife used to describe love? That explains so many lyrics in speed of Sound, UFO, Up with the Birds etc. I also feel that this album puts together other recurring images that Chris has used lyrically. "Stars" for example seem to be his image for love, "and i'll always, look up to the sky, pray before the dawn" which is an interesting point where stars and birds meet.
 

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Guys I need your help!
I bought the Album on iTunes and O is from 0-3:40 'Fly On' and from 6:17-7:46 'O' - so is the nearly 3 min long silence intentional? Thanks for reading and answering
 

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This song is so good that by itself justifies the whole album. Just like Fix You. Many years away from now some will look back and probably hate this era, but I think that it will always be worth just for this 3 minutes and 40 seconds of music.
 

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"A flock of birds, is how you think of love" - I find this line so interesting. So is that an image that Chris' wife used to describe love? That explains so many lyrics in speed of Sound, UFO, Up with the Birds etc. I also feel that this album puts together other recurring images that Chris has used lyrically. "Stars" for example seem to be his image for love, "and i'll always, look up to the sky, pray before the dawn" which is an interesting point where stars and birds meet.
Just a thought based on what you've said:

Stars stay in the sky
Birds "fly on"
 

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"A flock of birds, is how you think of love" - I find this line so interesting. So is that an image that Chris' wife used to describe love? That explains so many lyrics in speed of Sound, UFO, Up with the Birds etc. I also feel that this album puts together other recurring images that Chris has used lyrically. "Stars" for example seem to be his image for love, "and i'll always, look up to the sky, pray before the dawn" which is an interesting point where stars and birds meet.
Yeah and also the album cover: wings + broken heart.
 

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They should have included a longer ambient piece between ASFOS and this one. It begins too abruptly.
 

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I don't think the hidden track was called FlY On. It was O with the Apple part. See O Reprise. It wasnt Fly On Reprise.
 

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cant stop listening. reminds me of prospekts march/ poppyfields from prospekts march, equally as beautiful
 
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