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I Believe I Can Fly
Song

I Believe I Can Fly

R Kelly
Album:
Space Jam Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

Song Meaning and Background of I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly


A song by American singer R. Kelly that was written, produced, and performed for the 1996 movie Space Jam.


In a 2013 interview with The Boombox, R. Kelly discussed the creative process of the song: "When I met Michael Jordan on a basketball court at an athletic club — we hooped together in Chicago — he came to me and asked me if I wanted to do a song for his upcoming movie," Kelly said. "I was like, 'Yeah!' I didn't even ask what it was. [Eventually] he let me know what it was, we went to a screening to watch it and that's when I ended up coming up with 'I Believe I Can Fly'. I knew from the first melody that was gonna be the song that was gonna take me out of R&B and into another genre of music."


At the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, the song was nominated for five awards.


It reached number two on the USA Billboard 100. Internationally, "I Believe I Can Fly" topped the charts in eight countries, including the United Kingdom.


Lyrics of I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly


I used to think that I could not go on

And life was nothing but an awful song

But now I know the meaning of true love

I'm leaning on the everlasting arms

 

If I can see it, then I can do it

If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

 

I believe I can fly

I believe I can touch the sky

I think about it every night and day

Spread my wings and fly away

I believe I can soar

I see me running through that open door

I believe I can fly

I believe I can fly

I believe I can fly (Woo)

 

See I was on the verge of breaking down

Sometimes silence can seem so loud

There are miracles in life I must achieve

But first I know it starts inside of me, ho-oh

 

If I can see it (Woo), then I can be it

If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

 

I believe I can fly

I believe I can touch the sky

I think about it every night and day

Spread my wings and fly away

I believe I can soar

I see me running through that open door

I believe I can fly

I believe I can fly

Oh I believe I can fly (Woo)

 

Hey, 'cause I believe in me

Ohhh

 

If I can see it (Woo), then I can do it (I can do it)

If I just believe it, there's nothing to it (Hey!)

 

I believe I can fly (Woo!)

I believe I can touch the sky

I think about it every night and day

Spread my wings and fly away

I believe I can soar

I see me running through that open door

I believe I can fly (I can fly)

I believe I can fly (I can fly)

I believe I can fly (I can fly)

Hey, if I just spread my wings (I can fly)

I can fly (I can fly)

I can fly (I can fly)

I can fly, hey (I can fly)

If I just spread my wings (I can fly)

I can fly (I can fly) (I can fly)

(Woo!) (I can fly)

 

Fly-eye-eye

Release Date

1996

Songwriter/s

Robert Kelly

Producer/s

R Kelly

Label/s

Jive, Atlantic

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