"Thirty-Five Thousand Feet of Despair" as written by Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne....
Okay I'll admit that I really don't understand
Riding to work in 2025 (your invisible now)
Thirty-five thousand feet of despair
A machine in India
The train runs over the camel but is derailed by the gnat
How will we know? (futuristic crashendos)
March of the rotten vegetables
The big ol' bug is the new baby now


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"Thirty-Five Thousand Feet of Despair" as written by Steven Drozd Michael Ivins

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    General CommentWayne says in liner notes:
    "A short drama about a pilot who's losing his mind little by little. He fears for the safety of his family when he's at home, and fears for the safety of his passengers when he's flying. Finally he fears he can no longer control himself and during a transatlantic flight he leaves the cock-pit and goes to the bathroom and hangs himself... The story is told from the perspective of a news guy reporting from the airport as the plane comes in to land, this is on CD No.1. On CD No.2 is the pilot's "still sane" side as he walks down the aisle on the way to the bathroom. CD No.3 is the sound of the airport expecting a sad, heavy, nighttime arrival. CD No.4 is the "not sane" side of the pilot, sort of unconnected and eerie, the vocals were run through a series of effects that, at times, sounds like someone is laughing."
    dhelmon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most depressing songs on the album... It really speaks to the idea of playing to a society that's degrading all around the people.
    RealityRippleon September 30, 2008   Link

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