Be Like Him


Over the midnight lights of Moscow
So high the city shines like stars
Ten times the size of my sweet Oslo
Hosting nearly six hundred thousand hearts
Now I am flying East
Farther than I've ever been
And next to me, off duty, is a pilot half asleep
He's seen so many places I have never seen

I wanna be like him
I wanna see the world,
I wanna take life as it comes
I wanna be like him
Visit people I don't know,
But can get to know
And then invite them back to where I'm from.

I saw beauty, new and different
But I met warmth that made me feel like home
Though miles and miles away from Oslo
Hearts filled with life find ways to speak
I should have known.
Now I am flying North
Been farther than I ever went
The pilot's not beside me but he smiled and waved goodbye
He knew after I'd seen all this I'd learned to fly

I wanna be like him
I wanna see the world,
I wanna take life as it comes
I wanna be like him
Visit people I don't know,
but can get to know and then invite them home.

Up there I was waiting for the morning sun to tuck me in
Praying for a safe return while cutting through the wind
My favourite pilot says he loves the take-off part
Now that's the part I dread the most
But I should try his way of thinking,
As it might be just the start
Of something that would deeply change
My Northern heart.

I wanna be like him
I wanna see the world,
I wanna take life as it comes
I wanna be like him
Visit people I don't know,
but can get to know and then invite them home

Yeah, I wanna be like him ...















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