Plastic Ono Band Kite Song cover

Kite Song
Lyrics and Meaning


Kite Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I flew a kite, I held on tight to its string
Each time I go anywhere, I held on tight
In the middle of the night I woke up in fright
Thinking maybe in my dream I let go my kite
Verse 2
When I was in a restaurant talking to my friends
Watching their mouths move faster and faster
I thought of the kite that was flying the sky
And made sure that my hand was holding the string
Verse 3
That was long time ago
Many skies went by since then
Now my hands stopped holding anything
And I've learned to take a walk instead
Verse 4
Then one day in an evening light
I saw something strange shining bright
The sky was dark with swarms of larks
And in the midst of it all, yes, it was my kite
Verse 5
How did the kite get there? I never know
Floating away among the clouds to where nobody knows
Verse 6
I held my gun with both my hands
Slowly aiming at the shining dot
The shot went off, that dot blew off
Since then I've never seen the kite again

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