Flying Me Back To Memphis

Jim Adams’ Song Lyrics Sunday prompt has allowed me an opportunity to at least mentally fly back to Memphis.  NAS Memphis was my last official duty station, and I did my initial graduate study in the Bluff City.  Mud Island, the Pink Palace, Lorraine Motel, Beale Street, the Peabody and the list goes on of historic and iconic places within the city.  I do have to admit to having never visiting Graceland, however.

America’s Daisy Jane begins with the words “Flyin’ me back to Memphis.”  It is a great song, and one I loved before ever even setting foot in Memphis.  While Marc Cohn’s Walking in Memphis makes far more reference to the city, the America tune has a more satisfying feel for me.

The song was written by Gerry Beckley and was on America’s on the 1975 album Hearts.  It reached number 20 on the Billboard chart, and number 2 in Canada.


Gotta find my Daisy Jane
Well the summer’s gonne
And I hope she’s feelin’ the same
Well I left her just to roam the city
Thinkin’ it would easy the pain
I’m a crazy man and I’m playin’ my crazy game, game
Does she really love me I think she does
Like the star above me I know
Because when the sky is bright
Everything’s all right
Flyin’ me back to Memphis
Honey keep the oven warm
All the clouds are clearin’
And I think we’re over the storm
Well I been pickin’ it up around me
Daisy I think I’m sane
Well I’m awful glad
And I guess you’re really to blame, blame
Do you really love me
I hope you do
Like the stars above me how I love you
When it’s cold at night
Everything’s all right
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Gerry Beckley
Daisy Jane lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc


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