When I am fast asleep
I dream and see you floating high above me
And I awake at dawn
Before the rays of morning paint the front lawn
From on the bedroom floor
I watch you sailing far above the seashore
In deep Atlantic skies
You float as I look aft to watch the moon rise
Above the avenue
I search above the clouds, trying to see you
But you are just a blur
In the sky when you parachute over the harbor

I can see
You above with the ocean around me
If I could only stay
Overhead in the airway
You sail through
Endless sky with the evening around you
When I'm out on the bay
You're aloft in the airway

When I'm alone at night
I dream you paint the stars against the twilight
Suspended in the air
I wish your silhouette would always stay there
When I am on the beach
I watch you held aloft way out of my reach
But I can not take flight
Or float upon the air the way that you might
When I am in the sea
You gazed down from the sky, trying to see me
But I am just a blur
Through the waves, as I scuba dive below the harbor

The airway
You and I in the airway
Aloft in the airway
In love in the airway

I can see
You above with the ocean around me
If I could only stay
Overhead in the airway
You sail through
Endless sky with the evening around you
When I'm out on the bay
You're aloft in the airway



Lyrics submitted by robs99, edited by OldOakTree

"The Airway" as written by Adam R. Young

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    General Comment:I think that this song is about two lovers that cannot be together because of who they are. The two lovers are symbolized in this song by the "you" and "I" in the lyrics. To me, the two lovers are like the sun and the moon. The analogy doesn't fit perfectly, but here's my reasoning.

    "I can see
    You above with the ocean around me
    If I could only stay
    Overhead in the airway
    You sail through
    Endless sky with the evening around you
    When I'm out on the bay
    You're aloft in the airway"

    Imagine that this takes place by the ocean. As the sun sets into the ocean, the moon rises and sails through the sky. It's the same again later in the song, just reversed. The two are in The Airway (i.e. life) but only catch glimpses of each other as life and time keep them apart. While one is in the sky flying, the other cannot take flight because of the way the world works. These lovers would be together if they could, but life prevents them from doing so.
    nikushinatsuon July 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:love love love.

    its about being in love.
    westcoastwinteron December 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This one is kind of hard to decipher. It seems like she's on a boat, and he's on land, but then "into the airway" throws me off. Possibly she's jumping from an airplane into the sea, but that doesn't seem to make much sense.

    I'm thinking that they're seperated the sea, like maybe she's on vacation/lives in Europe while he's in America or something. And then I thought that "the ariway" could symbolize telephone communication. Because a lot of people envision talking on the phone as having their words float in the air into the ear of the person they're talking to. So "being in love on the airway" could be them falling in love with each other over the telephone.

    Just my interpretation. This song is really cute...I'm surprised it doesn't have any more comments, actually. It's the first I ever heard by him.
    taylorsaurus rexon October 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think that maybe he is thinking about someone who has died. Someone he loved who is gone, but he can still feel them all around him, being comforted by thier presence. It def seems like that tome, especially during the 2nd verse (i think).

    I could be totally off, but its just my perspective on it.
    Carmela52on October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song is one of my top faves :]
    emoelmo38on November 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think this song is about the sun.
    It sounds sort of silly, but it sounds as if he loves the sun, because it brings him new days. He wishes the sun would never go away, and he wishes that he could go up into the airway and keep it there.

    "When I'm alone at night
    I dream you paint the stars against the twilight"
    He is comforted by the sun, so he dreams that it creates the stars just so he can still have a shred of sun even at night.

    I hope that made sense. :P
    soggyboxon January 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I think this song is about someone he loves who he's now out of touch with. Things didn't work out and he can see her slipping away right before his eyes, and he's just not ready for it. And she doesn't notice that he wants her back, she ignores him. So "the airway" is the distance between them. And he wishes they were in love, instead of the distance, which refers to "in love in the airway".
    meaningfulresponseson August 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think this song is about him, a fish, who is in love with a bird. "You sail through
    Endless sky with the evening around you" this is obviously referring to a bird. "When I'm out on the bay".


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    jptalondsmon November 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I think this song is about a guy in love with a girl, who is much better than him in every aspect, and he could never match up to her standard, yet he still dreams of being with her.
    choclemonon January 19, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:love love love.

    its about being in love.
    westcoastwinteron December 29, 2007   Link

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