when your father died
in the water in the morning
he had said goodbye
because you felt him pass right through your skin

it was your birthday the next day
but he kept it away so we didn't have to wait
when i'm on a plane i'll think of you
and what you're doing when you go to school
because i don't see you much
i don't see you much

you have a brother and a younger sister
but they'll come to the house if we keep them out
holidays and funerals and birthdays when we're told
tell them who can spend the most on your class next fall

but i have no brother, just a younger sister
but we'll sleep in the same house
until she wants me out

but we don't see them much
we don't see you much

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Holiday, Birthday, Funeral song meanings
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    General CommentOne of their best songs and one of the least popular ones. I love it.

    "When I'm on a plane, I'll think of you
    and what you're doing when you go to school."

    I believe NN(EC) borrowed that line from One for the Team's "Best Supporting Actress." Except, their's goes: "When I'm on a plane, I think of you and wonder what you wear when you go to school."
    seaChelon August 05, 2011   Link

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