Let’s Build An Airport

We’re rootless and artless and freer than birds
A left-field love song. Theremins and Spitfires, airports and abattoirs…
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Let’s build an airport and let’s fly away
If we put our minds to it we could finish today
These people round here are as deep as the clouds
And they don’t understand anything that isn’t glued to the ground

But we’re rootless and artless and freer than birds
Let’s not march to the abattoir just like the rest of the herd.
Forget Stansted, forget JFK.
There’s a whole world of difference between a runway
And running away.
We’re not running away…

Doesn’t the sunset attract you? Don’t the horizon look grand?
Couldn’t you just catch that burning ball in the fist of one hand?
I’ll clear you for take off and you can clear me
Then we’ll cross every ocean and be back for our tea

Let’s build an airport and let’s fly away
If we put our minds to it we could finish today
These people round here are as deep as the clouds
And they don’t understand anything that isn’t glued to the ground

© Matt Blick 2011

Samples credits

Lancaster Bomber Crew Raid over Stettin, Germany (April 20, 1943)
Lancaster Bomber Crew Raid over Berlin – Sep 3 1943
by stelzriede.com. Both of these can be found on the Marshall Stelzriede War Story website
Consolidated B-24 Liberator Bomber pass by 1 and 2 by The Recordist Free Sound FX
Lancaster Bomber by confusion_music from Freesound.org
Spitfire Mk 19 (Griffon engine) by Genghis Attenborough from Freesound.org

 

About mattblick

Songwriter & Musical Educator from Nottingham, UK. New album Fifty Five Stories Down is out now. Blogging through the entire Beatles catalogue at Beatles Songwriting Academy.
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