i built an aeroplane
it was just like the real ones that i saw when i was younger
but it was too small for me
to crawl inside the cockpit and fly away
at a million miles an hour
at a million miles an hour
at a million miles an hour
at a million miles an hour

and it took me years
underneath the house we lived in
i threw my head and my heart in the cockpit
the sounds of the engines
the voices from upstairs i only heard my crew
preparing me for take off
preparing me for take off
preparing me for take off
preparing me for take off
preparing me
preparing me

and it's just a model
built with plastic and with glue
but every day i go down to the airport
and i fly away from
i fly away from you
i fly away from you


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Captain, (Million Miles An Hour) song meanings
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    General Commenti imagine a kid with a disfunctional family escaping to his special place. the family fighting upstares, but he is shutting it away.
    gunnmafiaon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDempsey loves aircraft.
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    how a kid think when they are young but also about how sometimes you just want to the get the hell out of things sometimes but the "cockpit is too small for me" so you just have to face life

    i also believe this is dempseys way of having a go at the aeroplane companies for making the seats too close together
    irdonnellyon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the above comment that it is a look at the innocence of children, how they have such big plans, and schemes, they can escape into their own world of imagination and create such things like aeroplanes. The dream of the aeroplane obviously develops into something more as he gets older, he didnt realize his dream of flying an airplane but still likes to go to the airport and escape his life and imagine he is a pilot.
    Timmon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about longing for something you can't get. Also about how children dream and imagine things.
    I love this song!
    chocol8_k8on April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would have to agree with irdonnelly and his second point that aircraft seats are far too close, he express his feelings about this as the song kicks in as one would do when angry about the person in front pushing their seat back
    jlnortieron September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy thank you jlnortier. i happened to change my nick. have you ever flown qantas? shocking!
    idonnellyon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of getting away from something or some situation i have put myself in. But whatever I do, it wont go away so i fly myself away from it in some imaginary way.
    Dan_Auson January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about escape. Escape from people, problems, whatever. I know that i do when i listen to this song.
    I think I almost creamed my pants when sfk played this song and pinstripe when i saw them. a little too much info...
    dropdon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment..Song's got to be about escapism. Dempsey has a unique metaphor for eveything and this one is great.

    Love the comment about the seats being too close. That's probably where he came up with it, flying somewhere. He is a massive bastard after all! Lets buy him a private jet like kanye!
    tailtapon July 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think gunmafia is right on the money
    Pikeyon March 05, 2009   Link

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