Fly by Night is about Sally "Slick" Monroe, a con artist whose latest scheme Is to start a security air charter. In truth, however, it offers no such service. Fly By Night stars Shannon Tweed, David Elliot and Francois Guetary.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Fly by Night - Fly by Night (Rush song) - Netflix
“Fly by Night” is the title track of Rush's second album. The music was written by bassist Geddy Lee and the lyrics were penned by drummer Neil Peart. Peart wrote this song about his first trip away from home. In 1971, at 18 years old, he left behind his small-town Canadian life and flew to England. This was a major turning point in his life. Lee sings the lead vocals and on the song's middle eight, his voice is fed through a Leslie speaker. It was released as a single in May 1975. It marked the first time a single by the band was also released in markets other than the US or Canada. Peart wrote a prologue that is not in the song: “airport scurry / flurry faces / parade of passers-by / people going many places / with a smile or just a sigh / waiting, waiting, pass the time / another cigarette / get in line, gate thirty-nine / the time is not here yet.” In late 1976, the song was released as a single a second time, in a live medley with “In the Mood” from the band's live album All the World's a Stage. This version became the band's first single to reach the Billboard Hot 100, charting at #88.