By Walter Becker & Rickie Lee Jones
We will fly way up high Where the cold wind blows Or in the sun, laughing and having fun With the people that she knows And if the situation should keep us separated You know the world won't fall apart And you will free the beautiful bird That's caught inside your heart
Can't you hear her? Oh she cries so loud Casts her wild note Over water and cloud
That's the way it's gonna be, little darlin' We'll be riding on the horses, yeah Way up in the sky, little darlin' And if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up
You will grow, and until you go I'll be right there by your side And even then, whisper the wind And she will carry up your ride I hear all the people of the world In a little bird's lonely cry See them trying every way they know how To make their spirits fly
Can't you see him? He's down on the ground He has a broken wing Looking all around
That's the way it's gonna be, little darlin' You'll be riding on the horses, yeah Way up in the sky, little darlin' And if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up
Don't worry 'bout a thing little girl Because I was young myself not so long ago And when I was young, when I was young And when I was young, oh I was a wild, wild one.
vocals: Rickie Lee Jones string synthesizer: Rickie Lee Jones drums: John Robinson electric guitar: Buzz Feiten bass: Neil Stubenhaus electric guitar: Dean Parks keyboard: Greg Phillinganes percussion: Bob Zimmiti organ: William "Smitty" Smith piano: Michael Omartian
Engineers: Greg Penny, Roger Nichols.