Fly (Jars of Clay song)

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Single by Jars of Clay
from the album The Eleventh Hour
Released 2002
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Christian rock
Length 3:18 (Album Version)
Label Essential/Silvertone
Writer(s) Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark
Producer(s) Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay singles chronology
"I Need You"
Alternative covers
Mainstream radio single

"Fly" is a song written and performed by Jars of Clay. It was the first mainstream single and second Christian radio single from their 2002 studio album, The Eleventh Hour. A live version of the song appears on disc two of the band's 2003 double album, Furthermore: From the Studio, From the Stage.


"Fly" is based on the story of a couple fighting a losing battle against the wife's cancer. Specifically, it is about the moment at which her husband "lets her go". The unnamed couple were friends or close acquaintances of band members.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All versions of the song written by Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine, Matt Odmark, & Stephen Mason, unless otherwise noted

Mainstream radio single[edit]

  1. "Fly" (Radio Version) - 3:12

Christian radio single[edit]

  1. "Intro from Dan" - 0:60
  2. "Fly" (AC Radio Remix) - 3:14
  3. "More thoughts from Dan" - 0:24
  4. "Thoughts from Steve" - 0:37
  5. "Fly" (Album Version) - 3:18
  6. "Closing remarks from Steve" - 0:16

Performance credits[edit]

  • Dan Haseltine - vocals
  • Charlie Lowell - keyboards, background vocals
  • Stephen Mason - guitar, background vocals
  • Matt Odmark - guitar, background vocals
  • Aaron Sands - bass
  • Joe Porter - drums


Notes and references[edit]