We got a 747 coming down in the night There's a 747 goin' into the night
There's no power, there's no runway lights There's no power they don't know why
Radio operator try to get a message through They've no fuel they gotta land soon
Tell the flight deck New York has no lights They can't land by the light of the moon
There's no power, what do we do They're overshooting there's no guiding lights
A 747 coming down in the night Set a course into the night
Try to get a message through Scandinavian 101
For Gods sake get your ground lights on
We were strangers in the night
Both on separate flights We were strangers in the night
Strangers in the night Lost on separate flights
Going nowhere Strangers in the night
We were strangers in the night Going nowhere
Both on separate flights We were strangers in the night
Strangers in the night Lost on separate flights
Going nowhere Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
This is Scandinavian 101
Flight from Hawaii coming out of the sun Strangers in the night
Kennedy, you should be in sight We were strangers in the night
We can't see a thing here in the night Strangers in the night
Navigator says we're on the flight path We were strangers in the night
There's no radio, no sign of life Strangers in the night
This is Scandinavian 101 Both on separate flights
For Gods sake get the ground lights on Strangers in the night
Going nowhere
'Cause we were strangers in the night We were strangers in the night
Both on separate flights Flight 101
Strangers in the night Strangers in the night going nowhere
Going nowhere
We were strangers in the night
Both on separate flights
Strangers in the night
Going nowhere


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747 (Strangers In the Night) song meanings
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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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