Amelia Earhart
Recording Artist: BTO
Writers: Jim Vallance
David Simmons
Date Written: April 1978
Albums: Rock ‘n Roll Nights (1979)
Audio:
 
Jim Clench: vocal, bass
Fred Turner: guitar
Blair Thornton: guitar
Jim Vallance: keyboards, backing vocal
Robbie Bachman: drums
 
Produced by Jim Vallance. Recorded by Rolf Henneman at Mushrooms Studios, Vancouver and by John Brand at Trident Studios, London.  Mixed by John Brand at Trident Studios.
Comments:
Amelia Earhart >
Co-written with lyricist David Simmons, this song was inspired by several books I read in the mid-1970's about the legendary pilot, Amelia Earhart.

In 1937, with navigator Fred Noonan, Earhart attempted the first aerial circumnavigation of the world, by a woman pilot.

She was completing the final leg of her journey, a hazardous crossing of the Pacific Ocean, when she apparently became disoriented in bad weather and missed a planned fuel stop on tiny Howland Island.  She was never heard from again.

To this day conspiracy theories abound. Several researchers claim to have found fragments of Earhart's plane, and even evidence that she secretly returned to the United States where she lived under an assumed name.

Either way, fact or fiction, Earhart's story makes interesting reading.

Click on the image (right) to visit one of many web-sites devoted to the story of Amelia Earhart.
Lyrics: Born among the fields where the corn is wild
Amelia would sit and count Missouri miles
She was a born-to-wander Kansas City child

Sailing on the wings of a kite she’d play (sailing away)
Dreaming of the time she would fly away
And what was written on the wind, well you could say

Amelia Earhart do you read me
(Am I coming in loud and clear)
Send a message if you need me
And you know that I’ll be there

High up in the skies in a flying machine (flying away)
Amelia looked down and realized her dream
And there it stretched as far away as she could see

People in the streets on the world below
Listen for the news on the radio
But could they see just how much further she would go

Amelia Earhart do you read me
(Am I coming in loud and clear)
Send a message if you need me
And you know that I’ll be there

Heaven fell to earth on a broken wing (falling away)
A picture of a face in a magazine
But what was written in the end was never seen

Amelia Earhart do you read me
(Am I coming in loud and clear?)
Send a message if you need me
And you know that I’ll be there

Amelia Earhart do you read me
(Am I coming in loud and clear?)
Send a message if you need me
And you know that I’ll be there