Vanessa Collier

Saxophonist. Vocalist. Songwriter.

heart soul & saxophone

 

Icarus

written by vanessa collier

Little Icarus with his crayons in his hands

Colorin’ in the lines real neat

His cherry soda pop curls bouncin’ about

Head fillin’ up with all kinds of dreams

 

He said I wanna be balder than an eagle

I wanna be smarter than Atticus Finch

When I grow up I wanna wrassle the sun

And I won’t give up an inch

 

So I said fly, little Icarus fly

Fly, little Icarus fly

Keep dreamin’ big and singe your wings on the sky

And fly, little Icarus fly

 

Well Icarus made some wings

Outta wax, feathers, and Krazy glue

Flappin’ like a ground bird in his front yard

All his neighbors pointed and laughed thinkin’ him a fool

Tellin’ him he’s too avant garde

 

He said I wanna be balder than an eagle

I wanna be smarter than Atticus Finch

When I grow up I wanna wrassle the sun

And I won’t give up an inch

 

And I said fly, little Icarus fly

Fly, little Icarus fly

Keep dreamin’ big and singe your wings on the sky

And fly, little Icarus fly

 

 

When Icarus finally got off the ground

He flew a little too close to the sun

What’s left of his hair melted with the wax on his wings

Started fallin’ like a star burnin’ out

 

He said I might be balder than an eagle

Don’t know if I’m smarter than Atticus Finch

But I sure as heck did wrassle that sun

And I never did give up an inch

 

So I said fly, little Icarus fly

Fly, little Icarus fly

Keep dreamin’ big and singe your wings on the sky

And fly, little Icarus fly