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Tom Petty with Stevie Nicks - "Learning to Fly" - Live 2006



"Learning to Fly" is a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was written in 1991 by Tom Petty and his writing partner Jeff Lynne for the album Into the Great Wide Open. The entire song is based on only four simple chords, (F, C, A minor, and G). It became a top hit for Petty and the Heartbreakers, topping the U.S. Album Rock Tracks and peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.





Lyrics



Well, I started out down a dirty road

Started out all alone

And the sun went down as I crossed the hill

And the town lit up, the world got still


I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings

Coming down is the hardest thing


Well, the good old days may not return

And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn


I'm learning to fly (Learning to fly)

But I ain't got wings (Learning to fly)

Coming down (Learning to fly)

Is the hardest thing (Learning to fly)


Well, some say life will beat you down

Break your heart, steal your crown

So I've started out for God knows where

I guess I'll know when I get there


I'm learning to fly around the clouds

But what goes up (Learning to fly)

Must come down


I'm learning to fly (Learning to fly)

But I ain't got wings

Coming down is the hardest thing

I'm learning to fly (Learning to fly)

Around the clouds

But what goes up (Learning to fly)

Must come down

I'm learning to fly (Learning to fly, learning to fly)

I'm learning to fly (Learning to fly, learning to fly)

(Learning to fly, learning to fly)