Rick Paul’s “Fly”, from his “Love Holds On” album was originally written as an entry in the American Idol song contest. The song didn’t get anywhere in the contest, then a year or two later one of Rick’s longtime friends was celebrating a silver wedding anniversary. With a few minor tweaks to the lyrics, Rick repurposed the song as an anniversary song. It is this new version of the song, which could also work as a graduation song, that was recorded for Rick’s album.
As a largely unknown songwriter, who has yet to have a mainstream (or even cult) hit here in the USA — I make this geographical caveat only due to some minor international success, including a local radio hit in Norway and a top 5 radio and video hit in Mongolia, back in 2003 and 2004, … Read moreStory Behind the Song: “The Day After the Day After Christmas”