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Laying here looking at the ceiling
Someone lays a sheet across my chest
Something warm is flowing down my fingers
Pain is flowing all through my back

I try to move my arms and there's no feeling
And when I look I see there's nothing there
The face beside me stopped it totally bleeding
The girl I knew has such a distant stare

I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air
I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air

Then I looked straight at the attendant
His face is pale as it can be
He bends and whispers something softly
He says there's no chance for me

I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air
I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air

Life is flowing out my body
Pain is flowing out with my blood
The sheets are red and moist where I'm lying
God in Heaven, teach me how to die

I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air
I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air


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    General CommentHands down the creepiest song ever to hit the Top 40. This song is about a person laying dead after being in a plane crash. In the song, you can hear where he starts to slip away and then the ambulance sirens take him to the hospital where he is dead on arrivial.
    richieon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree Richie. Very haunting. Sister Morphine is another song that used to scare the shit out of me when I was a kid.
    The_Roveron April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally weird and creepy. my dad says that his friend in high school thought it was the coolest thing
    sam_forston May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe real question is, what did they hit in the air.......? That's what frightens me the most.......
    Goatllamaon February 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe question remains; is he remembering from "the beyond" ? Or, did he recover and is recalling the incident?
    trailboyon February 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure the lyrics are wrong. Should be "we were flying low (not along) and hit something in the air" Flying low is an expression for going fast. I always thought this was about a car crash, not an airplane crash.
    norderon February 15, 2016   Link

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