Flying Start
Mike Oldfield Lyrics


We took a place in the sun to see just what had become.
The warm wind blows constantly.
Does the answer still blow? Did you find your chateau
In that Mediterranean fantasy?
Flying start
Made the Whole World sing, they had no choice.
Flying start.
Like a shining pearl, they sang in one voice.
To where the sun always shines, familiar faces and wines.
The warm wind blows constantly.
Knock on the door, but the memory's poor.
Is there somebody in? Now answer me!
Two dark eyes from the doorway shine.
So you lost your dream in a bottle of wine.
I knew you had to do it your way, fine,
But there's none to carry the cross this time.
Flying start
Made the Whole World sing, they had no choice.
Flying start.
Like a shining pearl, they sang in one voice.
On dusty roads and tracks. Now it's the time to turn back.
The warm winds blow constantly.
Riding that storm since the day you were born.
Is there somebody in? Now answer me!
Two dark eyes from the doorway shine.
So you lost your dream in a bottle of wine.
I knew you had to do it your way, fine,
But there's none to carry the cross this time.
Flying start
Made the Whole World sing, they had no choice.
Flying start.
Like a shining pearl, they sang in one voice.
Flying start
Made the Whole World sing, they had no choice.
Flying start.
Like a shining pearl, they sang in one voice.
Flying start
Made the Whole World sing, they had no choice.
Flying start.
Like a shining pearl, they sang in one voice.
Flying start
Made the Whole World sing, they had no choice.
Flying start.
Like a shining pearl, they sang in one voice.

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Written by: MIKE OLDFIELD

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Comments from YouTube:

patcharisma

Mike did that Single just for his friend Kevin Ayers... cos he loved drinking soooo much of red Spanish wine.... :)
(Pat, Switzerland)

Newweedee

Majorcan wine is a wonderful inspiraation.

jose antonio Vazquez

ESTO ES UN TE-MA-ZO!!!....GRAN CANCION DE OLDFIELD Y KEVIN AYERS...IMPRESCINDIBLE.

Pietro Gambera

this song is a drug!!!

Gabriele 95

amusing video. You can hear Mike Oldfield sing!!
 Kevin Ayers, a deeply missed  musician and  gentleman

Hammster69

+Gabriele 95 This was actually inspired by Mike's time as a bass player with Kevin Ayers and The Whole World (1971-72).

stegokitty

My favourite track on the Islands CD. And today I discovered this collaboration 'twixt Oldfield and Ayers (as soon as I heard the guitar solo, I knew it had to be Oldfield, looked it up and sure enough!). Look up the YT video for Kevin Ayers Champagne Cowboy Blues. For some of you it won't be anything new, and to some it will.

James darby

The "whole world" refers to the band Kevin formed with Mike in it.
I've loved this dirty for 30 years

Kurt Barlow

a diamond among diamonds!

Krisolace

Everyone could use a flying start, even so many years later. What a song.

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