"Jet Lag" as written by and Francis Edward Turner....
I've heard it said the trick
Is to set your watch when you hit the plane
That way you can trick
The workings of a tired brain
But sometimes I feel sick
Sometimes I just feel so drained
And cut down to the quick
Longing for that voice again
On the phone
You always ask if I'm OK
But it's not the same as being happy

I traveling forty thousand miles last year
And I'm working on the same again
I fell for 15 different girls
And nearly lost all of my friends
Well I am jet set, jet lag, jaded
You're always 16 hours ahead
Quietly reminding me how I used to be

Airports make me sad
I'm sure they shouldn't all be the same
But they're just landing pads
Boring tourist shopping chains
I remember times we had
Drinking while we wait for your plane
Feeling kinda bad
Wondering which one of us has changed
Cos we used to be slick
Subtle young hips, romantic young kissable lips
Unbearably sharp, unbreakable heart
With wide eyes and faith
That life could never pull apart if we were OK
But distance kills the best of intentions
And never intended it to be this way

I traveling forty thousand miles last year
And I'm working on the same again
I fell for 15 different girls
And nearly lost all of my friends
Oh I am jet set, jet lag, jaded
You're always 16 hours ahead
Quietly reminding me how I used to be
I'm trying to remember how I used to be
Used to be slick


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"Jet Lag" as written by Francis Edward Turner

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    General CommentThis is lovely and breaks my heart.
    'Quietly reminding me of how I used to be.'
    It reminds me exactly of me and my ex...we had been having a long distance relationship for a few years but one day I realised he didnt love me anymore whilst we were at an airport on the way back from a holiday.
    EatingOnlyAppleson April 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"you always ask if I'm ok, but it's not the same as being happy"
    aww :(
    reminds me of When Harry Met Sally, when harry tells her that he never takes any girl to the airport, because when the relationship fades, they wonder why he never goes to say goodbye to them anymore.
    I was going to say this could be about him being on tour and flying around and having loads of girls after him and she's just there reminding him of how he used to be
    but I'm not sure :D
    screamingchoirson December 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFAVORITE song it's so beautiful definitely about someone leaving or a relationship ending due to certain changes.
    sux4uuon July 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song, and so emotionally delivered. I feel the shivers every time I hear that 'trying to remember...'
    thommmon July 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics should read "14,000 Miles"

    It goes:

    14 Thousand Miles
    15 Different Girls
    16 Hours
    alecw19on December 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentja i dont wanna be the bad guy here but it's 14,000 miles. that way its like
    14 thousand...
    15 different...
    16 hours...

    more poetic xD
    yamsonon April 12, 2011   Link

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