Broken Wings
Mr. Mister
Mr Mister 1986 Broken Wings 45

Take these broken wings
And learn to fly again
Learn to live so free
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up
And let us in


1985
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985 for two weeks
  • peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles chart in 1985
  • from Mr. Mister's second studio album, Welcome to the Real World (1985)
  • the hissing sound on the song's intro was an effect created by the sound of crash cymbal played in reverse
  • the first of two No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 for Mr. Mister - the second came three months later with "Kyrie" which also spent two weeks at the top of the chart
  • Mr. Mister:
       Richard Page- vocals, bass
       Steve Farris- guitar
       Steve George- keyboards
       Pat Mastelotto- drums
  • written by Richard Page, Steve George, John Lang
  • the lyrics were inspired by a book called "Broken Wings" written by Khalil Gibran
  • produced by Mr. Mister, Paul DeVilliers
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