Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ten Best...Songs Mentioning "Airplanes"

#10. "Crystal" by Husker Du

Avalanche looms overhead
Airplane flies overhead
Important man sits by the window
Sucked out of the first class window
Images run by, thousand miles an hour
But the time seems far away
Folding clothes in a folding closet
Folding money in a resume


#9. "Galileo" by Indigo Girls (That's For You, Ma)

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane


#8. "Long Neck Bottle" by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

Well, one night she got to drinking
Got out and shot up the town
I'll be damned if she didn't,
Bring an airplane down
I don't like to talk about my woman
But this one sure could chug 'em down
I don't like to talk about my woman
But this one sure could chug 'em down


#7. "The Bends" by Radiohead

Where do we go from here?
The words are coming out all weird
Where are you now when I need you?
Alone on an airplane
Falling asleep beside my window pain
My blood will thicken


#6. "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits

See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup
Yeah buddy that's his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot he's a millionaire


#5. "Power of Love" by Jimi Hendrix

Shoot down some of those airplanes you're flyin'
Especially the ones that are flyin' too low
Shoot down some of those airplanes
Especially the ones that you're flyin' too low


#4. "Earth Died Screaming" by Tom Waits

Rudy's on the midway
And Jacob's in the hole
The monkey's on the ladder
The devil shovels coal
With crows as big as airplanes
The lion has three heads
And someone will eat the skin the he sheds
And the earth died screaming


#3. "You Got the Silver" by The Rolling Stones

Hey babe, what's in your eyes?
I saw them flashing like airplane lights
You fill my cup, babe, that's for sure
I must come back for a little more


#2. "Thunder on the Mountain" by Bob Dylan

Thunder on the mountain heavy as can be
Mean old twister bearing down on me
All the ladies in Washington scrambling to get out of town
Looks like something bad gonna happen,
Better roll your airplane down


#1. "I'm a Little Airplane" by Modern Lovers

Well, I'm a little airplane now
I'm a little airplane now now
I'm a little airplane now
I'm a little airplane now now
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now.

I fly in the dark,
Over the baseball park.
Well, I fly late at night.
I got my little red light.
And wangity-wang wangity-wang
I'm a little airplane now.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Thanks for the mention!