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Lyr Add: Flyin' Shoes (Terry Pinnegar)

Genie 20 Jun 06 - 03:10 PM
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Subject: Add: Flyin' Shoes (Terry Pinnegar)
From: Genie
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 03:10 PM

I won't post the full lyrics to this song, because I have not yet received permission from the artist who wrote and recorded it, but I do want to draw attention to it and post a link where you can hear a good clip from it (and other Pinnegar songs) and order it.

My beloved "little sister" had been battling -- and I do mean battling -- a very aggressive form of cancer for years, beating the docs' time-left projections by over 7 years. This May, having been unusually "connected" to the "other side" since childhood and having been deeply involved with spiritual pursuits during her years of having one foot on each side, she decided the next life was looking much more beautiful than this one. So she let go and, I believe, has now got her "flyin' shoes" on.   Her husband discovered Terry Pinnegar's song a few days afterwards and felt it spoke eloquently about her journey and her feelings about it. So do I.

Here are part of the lyrics (the part you can hear in the online clip):

FLYIN' SHOES
(Terry Pinnegar)

I see
The way you're lookin' at me
Ev'ry time
I walk your way.
You can see my time
Is as thin as a dime,
But you can't see
What to say.

Chorus:
Have you forgotten
Just where I'm bound
When this burden I've carried so long is gone?
Stop wringin' your hands,
Start ringin' some bells!
If you want to help me,
Help me get my Flyin' Shoes on!
If you want to help me,
Help me get my Flyin' Shoes on!

I hear
The songs you're singin' for me
And I love
The way God's love sounds.
...

Listen to clips here:
Flyin' Shoes (Terry Pinnegar) at CDBaby.com

You can also buy the CD there.


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Subject: Lyric Add: Flyin' Shoes (Terry Pinnegar)
From: Genie
Date: 24 Jun 06 - 04:14 PM

Terry Pinnegar emailed me and graciously said "GO FOR IT!" in reply to my request to post the full lyrics here at mudcat, so here they are:

FLYIN' SHOES
(Terry Pinnegar)

I see
The way you're lookin' at me
Ev'ry time
I walk your way.
You can see my time
Is as thin as a dime,
But you can't see
What to say.

Chorus:
Have you forgotten
Just where I'm bound
When this burden I've carried so long is gone?
Stop wringin' your hands,
Start ringin' some bells!
If you want to help me,
Help me get my Flyin' Shoes on!
If you want to help me,
Help me get my Flyin' Shoes on!

I hear
The songs you're singin' for me
And I love
The way God's love sounds.
I close my eyes
And it's the pain that dies
And I see myself
Just floating above the ground.

(Chorus)

Bridge:
I know my time is near,
I feel the spirit here.
I know I might not see tomorrow.
I see a brand new day
Breaking a brand new way
And I will not again know sorrow.

I was born in style
And a beautiful smile.
I can't help it,
I was just bound to astound.
Think of the colors I'll wear
When I'm dancing up there
While the heavenly choir sings
Standing on holy ground!

Last chorus:
Have you forgotten
Just where I'm bound
When this burden I've carried so long is gone?
Stop wringin' your hands,
Start ringin' some bells!
If you want to help me,
Help me get my Flyin' Shoes on! - Don't just stand there! -
If you want to help me, child,
Help me get my Flyin' Shoes on!

Although it's not the same tune, this song has a lot of the sound and feel of CCNY's "Teach Your Children."   I just love it!


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Subject: RE: Add: Flyin' Shoes (Terry Pinnegar)
From: Genie
Date: 26 Jun 06 - 02:46 PM

Terry Pinnegar told me the story of the beautiful woman this song was written for. The last verse is especially appropriate for her. I am hoping he will tell that story here soon.

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLYIN' SHOES (Townes Van Zandt)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 01:47 AM

I can't help but think these two songs have a similar theme.


FLYIN' SHOES
Townes Van Zandt
As recorded by Townes Van Zandt on "Flyin' Shoes" (1978)

Days full o' rain
The sky's comin' down again
I get so tired o' these same ol' blues
Same old song
Baby, it won't be long
Till I'll be tyin' on my flyin' shoes
Flyin' shoes
Till I'll be tyin' on my flyin' shoes

Spring only sighed
Summer had to be satisfied
Fall is a feelin' that I just can't lose
I'd like to stay
Maybe watch a winter day
Turn the green water to white an' blue
Flyin' shoes, flyin' shoes
Till I'll be tyin' on my flyin' shoes

The mountain moon
Forever sets too soon
Bein' alone is all the hills can do
Alone and then
Her silver sails again
And they will follow in
Their flyin' shoes
Flyin' shoes
They will follow in
Their flyin' shoes

REPEAT FIRST VERSE

[This song was covered by Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and others.]


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