This track is about my beloved parakeet Raymond, whom I had as a teenager, and shared my life for over 20 years. This was written and recorded on the very day I had to have him put to sleep, as he was so poorly. It broke my heart. The vocal in the recording is testament to this. It is raw emotion.


To love you, is to let you go
It's the hardest thing I've to do
My heart it aches so bad
It's the hardest thing I've had to do
'Cos I just want you back

To know you was to feel adored
You're the hardest thing I've had to lose
I'm blinded by my tears
You're the best friend, that this boy had
That's why it hurts so bad

You are feather, I am skin
These are only shells to us
You and I knew that
I relish all the time we had
You made my heart so glad

Fly away
Fly away
Fly away


from Lost Friends E​.​P, released February 5, 2017
Written, arranged and produced by David Simnel
Vocals, piano and string arrangement by David Simnel



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Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from the United Kingdom.
I have a passion for mixing up styles, anything from electro to jazz, punk to classical. I see myself as a crooner for the 21st century. I'm the first to acknowledge I'm very much an acquired taste! ... more

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