A sticky summers' day in Shepherdstown An eagle in a thermal is a' circlin' round Like a tire on a bike rolling down Columbus Street
Katie got a little look of hope in her eye Arms unfold as she looked to the sky and said, "I'm going to learn to fly around with you"
She jumped up high and she fell to the ground Skinned her little knee and made a horrible sound She got right up and she tried again Smiling all the way with her unstoppable grin
Take time, do what you're going to do Just smile, you're gonna make it through Your wings are going to spread and lift you off the ground Take time, do what you're going to do Just smile, you're gonna make it through Your wings are going to sprout and you will learn to fly
All the other children used to laugh at her They say your head is in the clouds and when you come back to earth That the men in the white coats, they will all be waiting
But Katie knew that there was something they didn't see She climbed up to the top of the sycamore tree and said, "look out world, I'm going to fly away"
She stood so tall and with all her might She took a flying leap of an astonishing height A wind blew through and it carried her high and Katie knew that she was just beginning to fly