When the shadows of this life have grown, I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls, I'll fly away
I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away
Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away
To a land where joy will never end, I'll fly away
Perhaps I like it because of the flying notion. Flying on a plane is completely different from a bird's flight, and maybe it's the novelty of it. Being up, up, up.... away from the normality of the ground. Maybe it's because I can't fly that I like to think that it would be nice. I don't know.
I kind of want to get some little birds flying off of my tattoo... but I don't want it to look too cartoonish. The tree is a tree of life, with the word "agape" meaning unconditional love. I think it'd be really cool to have birds flying off of the tree, kind of to symbolize what the song is talking about with heaven.
I've been dealing with quite a lot of death this spring/summer, and it's left its mark.