"747 (Strangers In the Night)" as written by Ralf Rene Maue, Kjetil Roesnes and Geir Johnson....
We got a 747 coming down in the night
There's no power, there's no runway lights
Radio operator try to get a message through
Tell the flight deck New York has no lights
There's no power, what do we do
A 747 coming down in the night
Try to get a message through

We were strangers in the night
Both on separate flights
Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
We were strangers in the night
Both on separate flights
Strangers in the night

Going nowhere
This is Scandinavian 101
Flight from Hawaii coming out of the sun
Kennedy, you should be in sight
We can't see a thing here in the night
Navigator says we're on the flight path
There's no radio, no sign of life
This is Sandinavian 101

For Gods sake get the ground lights on
'Cause we were strangers in the night
Both on separate flights
Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
We were strangers in the night
Both on separate flights

Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
There's a 747 goin' into the night
There's no power they don't know why
They've no fuel they gotta land soon
They can't land by the light of the moon
They're overshooting there's no guiding lights
Set a course into the night

Scandanavian 101
For Gods sake get your ground lights on
We were strangers in the night
Lost on separate flights
Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
We were strangers in the night
Lost on separate flights

Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
Strangers in the night
We were strangers in the night
Strangers in the night
We were strangers in the night
Strangers in the night

Both on separate flights
Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
We were strangers in the night
Flight 101
Strangers in the night going nowhere


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"747" as written by Ralf Rene Maue, Kjetil Roesnes, Geir Johnson

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    General Commentwow this is so cool im the first to write about this song well... if u read the lyrics its about a plane thats in serious trouble "They've no fuel they gotta land soon" so thats about it
    spikemeister_03on May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah.. thats right.. but... I've tried to find out something about 747 crashed in New Yory at Kenedy... but found nothing... so I realized that this one is not reference to something that happened... or maybe I wrong... does someone knows something more???
    Mankijson February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics up there are a bit shagged^^, but it is a tale of two planes "strangers in the night" - the "747" and "Scandinavian 101" which are both flying into a New York that's without power.
    dfolon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgood song....
    roeibooton November 08, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is not about an airline crash, but the major power outage in the northeast USA in 1965 and the effects it had on Scandinavian Airlines Flight 911 (yes, they're singing 101, but it's 911). Flight 911 was on its way into Kennedy airport in the dark. In the dark, they overshot the airport (since the the ground control couldn't respond to their calls) and flew towards Manhattan. Captain Lofsted took the decision to throttle and rise.

    You can read more here: breakfornews.com/forum/… or watch S01E01 (season 1, episode 1) of James Burke's "Connections" series.

    CanadianVikingon July 06, 2011   Link

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