"Another Pilot" as written by and Timothy John Baker....
crows pitch on the lawn screeching a song
the inmates wake up and they're pulled to the bars
to pine their regrets and their rusting corvettes
and the tragedy they once had a part... in
they said "you ruined a life--you pissed on a prize"
it's still pulling your knuckles to your palm
(fucking conscience is siding with the wrong side)
you know the devil's not deep--no, no, he's brushing your cheek
and hearing him breathe you remember a song

just another angel through the clouds and into the ground
just another pilot through the clouds and into the ground
just another child through the chrome sets out on his own

birds shit on your car, you're scraping it off
do they know who you are? don't they know who you are?!
they sing "you ruined a life-- you pissed on a prize"
still pulling your knuckles to your tie
you carry on, hunched over your job
(start the engines i'm dying in the long line)
but you wanna get off and run away from it all

and run away from it all...

you plan your escape, at the end of the day, you plan your escape
you take what you saved, and you get on a plane, yeah you take what you saved
and you start fading away, as you're turning the page, you start fading away
(just another angel through the clouds and into the ground
just another pilot flying down
just another devil out of the dirt and back into the earth)
(fucking conscience is siding with the wrong side
start the engines, i'm dying in the long line)



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    General Commentwe need more hey rosetta! fans :)
    Chinaaa!on December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbirds shit on your car, you're scraping it off
    do they know who you are? don't they know who you are?!

    I love that line. I think of it every time I see a crow around a car of someone I don't like. I just wish they would shit so I could sing it in their face.
    penny-laneon May 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing to hear live
    burgandyon July 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah we need more hey roesetta fans in here

    this is great live, just a fun song all the way
    auniqueverbatimon October 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDonald Margolis is Jane's father who works as an air traffic controller. He owns the building his daughter managed for him where Jesse lived. He sent Jane to rehab once before and goes with her to recovery meetings. Donald becomes furious when he discovers that his daughter is back on heroin, suspecting Jesse is at fault. He nearly calls the police, but relents when Jane promises to go back into rehab. Depressed, he goes to a bar and strikes up a conversation with a stranger (Walter) about the heartache of raising children. His words inspire Walter to help Jesse get clean from heroin.
    The next day he arrives at his daughter's house and finds medical personnel taking her out in a bodybag. He answers a few questions about Jane, says nothing to Jesse, and leaves with his daughter's body. After a hiatus, he goes back to work despite still being distraught over his daughter's death. He makes a fatal error that causes a 737, Wayfarer 515, to collide with another plane in the skies over Albquerque.

    Donald is all over the news following the crash as the investigators question to what extent he was responsible for the accident and whether it was appropriate for him to be allowed to work so soon after his daughter's tragic death. While driving, Walt overhears on the radio that Donald was rushed to the hospital from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, which visibly disturbs him as a reminder of his involvement in the Wayfarer disaster. [Breaking Bad Wiki]
    MartinH4on March 05, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is describing Nazi/enemy pilots post war.

    Verse 1: In jail, with the same regrets as any other man put in jail. He is seen as an animal, a villain, a waste of a human. ("fucking conscience is siding with the wrong side") Because he was on the losing side of the war all of his actions are wrong.

    Chorus: Remembering war. Enemy and allied pilots falling through the clouds to their deaths. The child could either be a child now let fatherless due to the war, a child brought up during the war and the vast varieties of machinery developed during that time, or both.

    Verse 2: I can only imagine his thoughts. "Really? You're shitting on my car. My car!? I used to fly higher and faster than any of you! I should be your king!" He definitely feels that he is too superior for a mundane lifestyle. He was once a great pilot during the war. But it just comes back to him being a villain, a substandard human because he sided with the wrong force. He "pissed on a prize". He is preoccupied with flying again.

    Last verse: He picks up his life and leaves on a plane. It doesn’t matter who he is, what he’s done, he is back in his element and about to make a new beginning for himself. Whether or not he is piloting said plane is unknown, but he is doing the one thing he has always loved - flying.
    Alisterineon February 18, 2014   Link

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