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Fly Away (acoustic version)

from Leaving (Reissue with Bonus Tracks) by Justin Winokur



Fly Away originally appeared on the album Thirteen Songs About Love. This acoustic version was never available until now.

Here are the notes I wrote in my diary during those original recordings circa 2003.

I had this friend who once told me about how her boyfriend was mistreating her. I remember encouraging her to move out from the place they lived in together. She admitted that she knew she had to leave, but she was having difficulty getting up the courage. You need to fly away from there, far away, I said.

I suggested she should at least get out of the house for the day and go do something fun like go to the beach—something to soothe her soul. "How am I supposed to go anywhere? My car broke down, too." I asked her, Why not fly?


It's time to fly away from here;
it's time to fly away my dear.
Look into the sky, and how it's missing you!
It's time to fly away my dear.

So fly so far away, take your love away!

Can you go—can you go—
go so far away?
Can anyone ever go away?
As far as they dream?
As far as far away seems?
Can anyone ever go away?
I don't know...

So fly so far away, take your love away!


from Leaving (Reissue with Bonus Tracks), released April 25, 2020


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Justin Winokur's lush, quirky indie-pop shines a light on the sad beauty of heartbreak. He recently finished his third full- length album, Throwing Paper Airplanes Off A Bridge, which for him, became its own journey of self realization. This intimate tour of his loves, losses, and hopes feels like reading a stranger's diary—and realizing that the handwriting and every single story is your own. ... more

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