Fly Away

This is Michael Jackson’s original demo recording of the song “Fly Away", recorded at his Hayvenhurst home studio in Encino, California - released to the public for the first time ever on the 2001 Special Edition of 'Bad'.

Producer/Engineer Bill Bottrell: “Michael was growing and wanted to experiment free of the restrictions of the Westlake (recording studio) scene...this is how Michael started to express his creative independence, like a teenager leaving the nest.” (Source: Man In The Music, p. 107).

Michael Jackson: “What interests me most about life is learning. Finding out new things. Exploring different worlds.” (Source: Ebony/Jet Interview, 11/13/87).

Michael Jackson: “A lot of people are so used to just seeing the outcome of work. They never see the side of the work you go through to produce the outcome.” (Source: Man In The Music, p. 110).

Pianist Greg Phillinganes: “By the time we were working on ‘Bad’, Mike’s ideas became stronger and clearer. Songs like “Al Capone”, titles like that, even as working titles, show that Mike had a tremendous cinematic approach to the making of his music.” (Source: Time Magazine, 8/29/2012).

Engineer Matt Forger: “The bonus tracks that are included on this [‘Bad25’] album I think show a terrific insight into more of that thing that Michael was experiencing at that point in time, the musical ideas he was developing, the direction he was taking, and in some cases some of the tracks are a little bit more raw, which to me is exciting because when you get to hear it a little bit more raw, less completely polished, you get a little bit more of the personality and the emotion that goes into the process.” (Source: Time Magazine, 8/29/12).

Our love's in motion
Give me a notion 'cause
You know we'll never part
Our love goodbye

I love in season
Give me a reason 'cause
You know we'll never part
Our love goodbye

And together we'll fly
I'll give you my heart
No place too far for us
We don't need it...

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today...

I love a notion
Give me a motion 'cause
You know we'll never see
The thing you see

I love a reason
Give me a treason 'cause
You know we'll never part
I love so hard

And together we'll fly
I'll give you my heart
(I'll give you my heart)
No place too far for us
We don't need it...

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today...

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today...

Love is here to stay...

You know baby
I don't wanna go away
I don't wanna fly away
Oh no...

Alone at last
I give you my heart
(I give you my heart)
No place too far for us
We don't need it...

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today

Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Baby don't make me
Fly Away
Gonna stay
Love today...

Love you
Love you
Love you girl...
Make me fly away...

CREDITS:

"Fly Away" - written and composed by Michael Jackson.

Original Hayvenhurst Studio Engineers on Demo Recordings: Matt Forger, Bill Bottrell.

Original Hayvenhurst Sound Design on Demo Recordings: Michael Jackson, John Barnes (for Sounds in Experiment, Inc.)

©1987, 2001, 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.