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Fly Like and Eagle
Eagle

Genre

R&B
funk rock

Artist

Seal

“Fly Like an Eagle" is a song written by Steve Miller and by Steve Miller Band guitarist Steve McCarty for the album of the same name.The song went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of March 12, 1977, kept from the top spot by “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)” by Barbra Streisand. The single edit can be found on Greatest Hits (1974–1978). The song has an unusually mellow and "dreamy" feel. It is usually played in tandem with "Space Intro".

An earlier 1973 version of the song features a more bluesy and less funk-inspired rhythm, and guitar taking the synthesizer parts (albeit with similar delay effects). The lyrics are slightly different, indicating that the place the eagle wants to fly away from is a Native American reservation.

The main guitar hook in the song was first used in a slightly different form on Miller's 1969 track "My Dark Hour" (which featured Paul McCartney).

Cover versionsEdit

The song was sampled by Vanilla Ice for his single Rollin' in My 5.0. Ice has performed Fly Like an Eagle as a guest performer during Steve Miller Band shows.

The Neville Brothers covered this song on their album "Family Groove" in 1994. Steve Miller played some guitar parts on this version.

Religious gospel singer Yolanda Adams covered the song and did the medley from More Than a Melody recorded in 1995.

The artist Seal covered this song for the Space Jam soundtrack, even sampling Steve Miller's original "Space Intro" parts in the song's chorus. This version peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and number 2 on the Canadian RPM 100 Chart. The single was his first top ten since 1995's "Kiss from a Rose".

Polvo covered the song live, introducing it with 'This is a song about blatant localism'.

In 1998, guitarist Ed Hamilton covered the song from his album "Groovology." American Nu metal band Limp Bizkit reference the song's hook on their song "Crushed", which featured on the soundtrack of the film End of Days.

Phish covered the song at its New Year's Eve show in the early minutes of January 1, 2013.

Lord Finesse Sampled this track.

Xzibit and Nate Dogg sample this track on Been a Long Time.

Biz Markie samples the song in his 1986 hit, “Nobody Beats the Biz”.

LyricsEdit

Yeah, think I

better get up

Doo...doo...du du ... Yeah ...

Doo...doo...du du ... Love, love, love ...

Doo...doo...du du ... Don't it baby? ...

Time keeps on slippin'

Into the future...

Said

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future.........oohhh

Said I wanna fly like an eagle... to the sea

Fly like an eagle let my spirit carry me, I wanna...

fly...

Fly right into the future....

I wanna feed the babies... said, who can't get enough to eat

Wanna shoe the children... no shoes on their feet

I wanna house the people... livin' in the street

Oh yeah there's a solution

Let me fly like and eagle... to the sea

Fly like an eagle let that spirit carry me, I wanna

Fly right into the future

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future...

Time flies don't it baby?

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future... ...Ohhh.

Time flies don't it baby?

Keep on flying...

keep on flying, ohhh ...

Oh yeah, yeah

Think I better get up...

Don't it baby?

Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey...

I wanna fly like an eagle... to the sea

Fly like an eagle let my spirits carry me, I wanna

fly...

Fly right into the future

Lemme fly like an eagle ... to the sea

... Fly............ like an ea.....gle.... we'll

fly...

Fly like an eagle let that spirit carry me, I wanna...

fly....

Fly............... like an ea.....gle.... we'll fly...

Fly right into the future

Lemme fly like an eagle ... ... to the sea

In a sky full of people ... only some want to fly, isn't that...

crazy? ... Ohh hho ...oohh

fly....

Fly............ like an ea.....gle.... I'm gonna fly...

Fly............ like an ea.....gle.... I'm gonna fly...

Fly............ like an ea.....gle.... I'm gonna fly...

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