- Published: Sunday, March 06 2011 01:33
- Written by Bluebird
The single, "Fly", is worthy of the first Tea for One entry to our site. It was written by Steve Winwood, Jose Neto, and Peter Douglas Godwin. (Columbia Records).
I was amazingly lucky to hear this for the first time live when he played with Tom Petty several years ago in an outdoor venue on a clear summer night in New England, 2008. Beach balls were included!
"Fly" starts as a beautiful float through island Brazillian, African and Celtic percussion, saxophone and Irish whistle (by Paul Booth), acoustics and softly complicated bass lines. Then Winwood's strong voice starts the piece which grounds the song in his earthy tones. The lyrics bring comfort to any aching, lonely soul, or inspiration to a heart that is already full. It is a lifetime of striving for fulfillment in communion with others who are close, yet an autonomous wisdom that is confident from healing experience.