TAKING OFF (Robert J. Purvis/William Elliott) [rewrite of "Danger Zone"]


There's a bright blue sky with all that room to fly up and away

Climb aboard, we're gonna leave this earth below the easy way

Moving on the runway very slow

Speeding up, you hear those engines go

But when you do, when you do (hold on!)


CHORUS:

Taking off

We're flying in the sky

We're going really high

Can't see the ground

Taking off

This plane can really move

Now that you're in the groove above the clouds


Meanwhile on the strip

We're really gonna rip those wheels away

The sun is shining, all the motors winding

You can feel the pace

Faster, faster as we leave the ground

Then you feel your heart begin to pound

But when you do, when you do (hold on!)


repeat CHORUS


Taking off

We're flying in the sky

We're going really high

Can't see the ground.


©1979

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan