First Flight

from by Oakes & Smith



Going out the only way to know
The way that shows you as you go
Falling freely from a branch above
The singing wind is cold and shrill
I let the wings unfold and fill
With love leading me on

They all warned me what would wait for me
If I left the safety nest
They said it would end in tragedy
But we won't know until we fall
What it's like to feel our fragile wings
Begin to beat

Face first, eyes wide
Legs in, head high
Wings up and fly

Getting glimpses of another life
Through the wind-wet in my eyes
I get the guidance of the gravity
I can't escape the pull of fate
It fills the belly up with weight
As I take a faithful leap


from The School Session, released August 8, 2011
Written by Robert Oakes

Robert Oakes: vocals and acoustic guitar
Katherine Smith: vocals
Zack Cross: piano
Justin Hillman: acoustic guitar



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Oakes & Smith Tyringham, Massachusetts

Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith both hail from musical families and began playing and singing at an early age. They met in 2007 and immediately set to work collaborating on art and music projects. They formed this singing and songwriting duo in early 2010 and started performing in venues throughout the Northeastern US. Currently, they are at work on their debut full-length album. ... more

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