"Watching Airplanes" as written by James Beavers and Jonathan Singleton....
Sitting out here on the hood of this truck looking up
At a caramel colored sunset sky
Checking my watch doing the math in my head
Counting back words to when you said goodbye
Well those runway lights are getting brighter

I'm just sitting out here watching airplanes
Take off and fly
Trying to figure out which one you might be on
And why you don't love me anymore
Right now I'm sitting out here watching airplanes

I would've lied could've cried should've tried harder
Done anything to make you stay
I wonder what you'd do if you looked out your window
Saw me running down the runway just like I was crazy
That fence is too high so am I

So I'm just sitting out here watching airplanes
Take off and fly
Trying to figure out which one you might be on
And why you don't love me anymore
By now I know you're thirty thousand feet above me
But a million miles away, a million miles away
By now I know I ought to act like you don't love me

I'm just sitting out here watching airplanes
Take off and fly
Trying to figure out which one you might be on
And why you don't love me anymore
Right now I'm sitting out here watching airplanes

Yeah I'm just sitting out here watching airplanes
Go by, by, by
I'm just sitting out here watching airplanes
Baby bye, bye, bye


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"Watching Airplanes" as written by Jonathan Singleton James Beavers

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    General CommentEverytime I hear him sing the line "Lookin' at a caramel colored sky"-I suddenly want some vanilla
    ice cream with caramel on it!!!!! :P :) mmmmm...
    Thia007on November 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe nobody's commented this song yet.

    I seriously cannot listen to this song without crying. Obviously it's about a woman giving up on her relationship with a man, or something of the nature, and now he's just blaming himself and trying to figure out what he's supposed to do about it.

    But whenever I hear it, I can't help but think of my dad. I live in Oklahoma, and he moved back to California when I was about five. For a long time I thought it was because he didn't love me anymore, and til the time I was about eleven, I'd always run outside and watch the airplanes, thinking maybe he was on one of them, coming back to see me.

    The song can be translated plenty of ways, but either way, it's a pretty good song. :]]
    xx_darling_xxon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about his wife who committed suicide in 2004. He met her when he was on a flight and she was the flight attendent. He is wondering why she doesn't love him anymore because of all the love he has for her and now shes gone. Thats why shes 30,000 feet above in heaven.
    reneeandkellyon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe guy that wrote this song was in a band called "the grove" the band is still together and if you like this song you'll love the band! check them out on myspace. their out of tn. jonathan is an incredible writer!
    janet_higdonon February 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti thought she died in a plane crash?
    thelighthousestaleon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i think it can be interpreted in so many ways and thats why i love it so much. i think its about a broken relationship but thats just my opinion
    boost02on March 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment~I love this song, I could listen to it all the time. I love how this song is done, the lyrics fit with the instruments so well. Its kind of a sad song, and always makes me think of my ex boyfriend, but in a good way.~
    Cowgurl_up04on July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about his wife who committed suicide. He said so in an interview.
    The lines:
    "But I know you're 30000ft above me"
    and
    "Bye bye bye baby bye bye bye"
    are what really give it away.
    tbskixasson August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI honestly think he is high,...
    because
    "But that fence is too high
    So am I"
    and he is smoking cause he lost her.

    hcrowebbyon April 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI get excited whenever i hear the beginning of the song on my ipod when its on shuffle. It's a sad song in an upbeat tempo, which is probably why I can't help but sing along every time I hear it.
    YankeeCowboy92on January 06, 2011   Link

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