Uphill all the way
I think the vision's too big to fit your frame
Heard you speak too soon
Oh, if we meet pay no mind if I hide in my tortoise shell...


Be brave, be brave
A Mayan Pilot needs no aeroplane
Be brave
The sand inside my glass is running thirty past the hour
I'd give a lot of precious things to have your simple power
Oh, if we meet, be brave, be brave,
The Mayan Pilot needs no aeroplane


I'm still wide awake
Mmm... spent the midnight cursing your lover's name.
Speeding through my moods
Oh, if we meet pay no mind if I hide in my empty room...


Be brave, be brave
A Mayan Pilot needs no aeroplane
Be brave
The change inside my pocket's falling fifty off the mark
I'd wager all my fortunes just to see you in the dark
Oh, if we meet, be brave, be brave,
The Mayan Pilot needs no aeroplane


Tug-of-war with me
Oh, if I lose pay no mind if I rise like the sun at noon...


Be brave, be brave
A Mayan Pilot needs no aeroplane
Be brave
Yeah, I refuse to fade into the grey of something trite
I'd give a lot of precious things to see you taking flight
The sand inside my glass is running thirty past the hour
I'd give a lot of precious things to have your simple power
Oh, if we meet, be brave, be brave,
The Mayan Pilot needs no aeroplane.


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Mayan Pilot song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about liking someone, but not being able to tell them about those feelings due to various circumstances like being scared of your feelings, or of the outcome of telling them how you feel.
    Shinduon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI feel uncomfortable singing the lyrics to this, as if the expression "Mayan Pilot" is offensive to real life Mayans. I think the song title refers to the "ancient astronauts" found in Mayan sculptures and elsewhere at archaelogical sites.


    I think this song is about encouraging someone you think might fail but might succeed at the same time, and being insecure.

    The songs seems to have the overall same message as "The Astronaut" by Amanda Palmer, written years later.
    sheela_lon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a universal love affair; a word of encouragement coded in ancient history to break away from simple desires and find the secrets of the universe... but hell I can never understand any of the songs Melissa Kaplan writes.
    germandeathkittiezon January 28, 2010   Link

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