Fly Away Today (Proudly South African)

Artist
The Brothers Streep
Released
2011
Genre
Comedy
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Words and Music by
DYLAN HICHENS AND SIMON VAN WYK

Let me tell you about my time in a taxi (yeah yeah yeah)
where Nelson Mandela was sitting next to me and he said, “Son,
I know it might be cramped in here, but try a prison cell for 27 years,
at least we can now ride as one, this journey’s only just begun”

I want to tell you about my time in the cable car
on my way to table mountain where you can see real far
Where Mark Shuttleworth said to my face, “Even though there is no crime in space,
it’s not hip to live in misery, because the view up here is what counts to me”

We’re proudly, people of this land and sea
we’re proudly, singing out for this country
We’re proudly, exploiting our identity
so you can feel safe inside ideals of nationality

Let me tell you about this time in Benoni (where is that?)
when I saw Charlize Theron looking rather phoney
And she said, “Don’t cry, I’m beautiful my baby
I’ve dressed like this so maybe I will win an Oscar”

We’re proudly, people of this land and sea
we’re proudly, singing out for this country
We’re proudly, exploiting our identity
so you can feel safe inside ideals of nationality

So how could you still disagree
about the hopes and dreams we guarantee
You just can’t doubt our land S.A.
where all your cares can simply fly away   –   ay
Fly away   –   ay, fly away   –   ay, fly away   –   ay

We’re proudly, people of this land and sea
we’re proudly, singing out for this country
We’re proudly, exploiting our identity
so you can feel safe inside ideals of nationality

We’re proudly
we’re proudly
we’re proudly
so you can feel safe inside ideals of nationality
We’re proudly, cashing in community