Stars falling down
Rollercoaster, heart pound
Fears overplayed
Two left feet; emergency

Wide open space
Catch my tail, fishing net
Fold up my frown
Take the rage
And smooth it out

Stick to my skin
Paper mache face to live in
Same view to paint,
Watercolour your name

Face your mistakes
(You will never have to feel that way again)
Oil your chains, underrate
(You will never have to feel that way again)
Read every page
Yesterday's fighter plane

I held the fort, and I sold my soul
I have muted the screams I have broken the fall
I held the fort, and I sold my soul
I have muted the screams I have broken the fall

Fighter plane, fighter plane
Fighter plane, fighter plane
Fly away


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Fighter Plane song meanings
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    General CommentTo me this song is about overcoming your fears and breaking free of them and feeling liberated.

    "Rollercoaster, heart pound. Fears overplayed. Two left feet emergency." Here I think she is talking about anxiety, fears, feeling scared.

    "Fold up my frown. Take the rage and smooth it out." She wants to get rid of this emotional intensity and feel calm again.

    "Face your mistakes." Know that you are not perfect and have human fears and flaws.

    "Oil your chains." Find a way out, make it better, positive.

    "I held the fort, and I swung my sword I have muted the screams I have broken the falls oh I have fought, and I swung my sword I have muted the screams I have broken the falls."

    She's gone through a hard time and she's survived. She's muted any negativity or doubts. She feels stronger. At least that's what I like to think. Every time I listen to this wonderful song I feel free and liberated. Also with the image of the fighter plane flying away, it denotes strength and freedom to me.



    canuckgirl105on January 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow has no one commented this song?
    It's beautiful and soso delicate :)

    Reminds me of Imogen Heap a lot in this song, but it's fairly self explanatory, fighting for someone
    hana1812on March 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat I think this song is about is a young girl that grew up and out grew the childish games that surrounded her, but she grew up too fast and all the drama and troubles that followed her decision make her want to go back and be a kid again.
    Sunnyday02on August 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*Stars falling down

    *Roller coaster, heart-bound

    *Yesterday's fighter plane

    *I held the fort and I sold my soul
    frenzydiamondson April 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit reminds me of childhood games...(making forts, playgrounds...)
    it's such a beautiful song
    amy123on May 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the song!
    wankstaon February 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me, Ellie's singing about how she's desperately in love, but she's clumsy with it.- 'two left feet, emergency.' So she feels that the person she's in love with won't love her back. She's angry with herself.
    Then as the song goes on, she's trying to 'smooth [herself] out' and make herself more appealing.
    'Take the rage and smooth it out'- stop being childish, make him love you. Make yourself better.
    'Stick to my skin'-please love me back, come to me and hold me.
    'Paper mache face to live in'- hide what you really are so he'll like you back.

    'Read every page'- she's seen what she's doing to herself.
    'You'll never have to feel that way again'- see the beauty in yourself, see that it's not working because it's not meant to happen. So if she realises that she can eventually overcome her feelings or 'fighter plane'.

    In the last verses she's trying to overcome this desperate love, she's getting hurt by it. She's 'sold [her] soul' by trying to change herself for someone. By the last verse, she's realised that the love's gone away because she's realised it's not meant to be.
    'I have muted the screams'- I've stopped the screaming inside, the pain that I felt when I had feelings for this boy.
    'I've broken the fall'- she stopped herself before she got rejected.

    I know it's probably called 'Fighter plane' for a different reason like she's fighting for the boy; fighting herself. But I like to think that this love's a secret, just for herself, and it's a code word she has instead of 'love', because maybe she's not bery open about her feelings.
    KazzJazz99on September 05, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off the lyrics aren't correct, she doesn't say I sold my soul it's "I swung my sword". I agree with Kanuck girl's interpretation.
    Theforevergirlon March 22, 2016   Link
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    General Comment"Fighter Plane"

    Stones falling down
    Roller coaster, heart bound
    Fears overplayed
    Two left feet, emergency

    Wide open space
    Catch my tail, fishing net
    Fold up my frown,
    Take the rage and smooth it out (out)

    Stick to my skin,
    Paper maché face to live in
    Save you to paint
    Watercolor your name

    Read every page
    (You will never have to feel that way again)
    All your chains underwent
    (You will never have to feel that way again)
    Face your mistakes
    (You will never have to feel that way again)
    Press the dents, fighter plane

    I held the fort and I swung my sword
    I have muted the screams, I have broken the falls

    Oh, I held the fort and I swung my sword
    I have muted the screams, I have broken the falls

    Fighter plane
    Fighter plane
    Fighter plane
    Fighter plane

    Fly away
    Theforevergirlon March 22, 2016   Link

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