My first attempt at lyric writing happened as a response to the announcement that my home town would host the 2000 Olympic Games.
 
When the Commonwealth Games followed suit, setting up camp in a neighbouring state some years later, I felt the same compulsion to write something for consideration. I sent my lyrics to Sven Tydeman (who is pretty much a master of everything—music, production and even the occasional vocals) who wrote an extraordinary melody. He then arranged for Anthony Snape to come in to the studio to put down vocals; however, during the recording session Anthony took our collaboration to an entirely new level; somewhere beyond my wildest imagination. This song is the result.
 
When I heard the finished track I sobbed and sent whispers of thanks out into the ether. This song empowers the human spirit and encompasses the main reason I feel compelled to write.

Lyrics

V1
You have the strength to lift yourself
Be the best
Cast aside your every fear and
Settle for no less
PC
On your quiet road less travelled
We’ll guide you when its dark
Let the sound of our hearts beating
Lead you to your one true star
Chorus
We see the spirit
Deep in your eyes
Breathe in the night
Feel so alive
You can fly
You can fly
V2
Sometimes you find you’re standing still
You can’t breathe
Close your eyes and find yourself
Embracing all your fear
Chorus 2
We see the spirit
Deep in your eyes
Breathe in the night
Feel so alive
You can fly
Bridge
So many times we learn through our lessons
So many times we feel things go wrong
So many times we’re pushed to the line
By something inside
Chorus/Outro
We see the spirit
Deep in your eyes
Breathe in the night
Feel so alive
You can fly
You can fly