Can't Clip My Wings

from by Nazneen Rahman

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This is one of my poppier songs. It always makes me happy to sing it. I think of it as an uplifting song, though I suppose the lyrics could be interpreted otherwise!

lyrics

I walk alone, I stand alone
I’m a one-way ticket
Resilience is my home
And I know it’s out of fashion
Making selfishness a passion
But a thirst to find one’s own light
Isn’t something you can ration

I might have stayed forever
If you’d let me keep one foot in the door.
You confused my lust for living
With your fear of being bored
So here I am again
Flying solo round the world

I take my time, I know my mind
Not for me the old conventions
I’m no production line
I want a world that’s built on caring
Just can’t take the over-sharing
Being smothered by opinions of the masses
Is kind of wearing

But I might have stayed forever
If you’d let me keep one foot in the door
You confused my lust for living
With your fear of being bored
And here I am again
Flying solo round the

World is so inviting
Don’t know why some find it frightening
You’ve got to chase its endless riches
It’s not a crime to be ambitious
So many wonders to be learnt
No time to stress about being burnt
We’ve got to challenge broken systems
We’ve got to try to make a difference
Life’s a joyous helter-skelter
But sometimes I need shelter
Cos it’s just on and on and on

And I might have stayed forever
If you’d let me keep one foot in the door
It’s not my fault you’re all running
Scared of being ignored
And here I am again, flying solo
It’s my time again, flying solo
Don’t clip my wings
I’m flying solo round the world

Flying, soaring,
Flying, flying, striving, thriving

Can’t clip my wings

credits

from Can't Clip My Wings, track released May 5, 2014
Music and lyrics Nazneen Rahman
Production Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music

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Nazneen Rahman London, UK

Welcome!. I sing intimate stories about life's complexities. With jazz and soul influences. I'm also a cancer scientist.

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