"Ten Thousand Feet" as written by and Brent Allen Zach Johnson....
I swear this plane is going down
Brace yourself, this is not a drill
This is the way that I dream of going out
And in this moment, I see my life flash before my eyes (Before my eyes)
And the best I'll be dead 'til they see
That's a waste, there's a waste

Ten thousand feet in the air
And as we're falling faster, the thought of you begins
Ten thousand feet in the air
And as we're falling faster, the thought of you begins (Whoa)
Ten thousand feet in the air
And as we're falling faster, the thought of you begins
I wish there was a way, to let you know (A way to let you know)
I wish there was a way to let you know

I am the living dead
I see my fate and yours look just like mine
I know you think that they're still upon us
I got news for you
We're so fucked
We are the living dead, we are the living dead,
We are the living dead, we are the living dead

I'm writing you a letter, I hope it falls right down in your hands
At least you'll know exactly what I feel if it all goes to plan
I see you know the better tear in every single bell of lies
No delusion will save your senses hope in disguise

Why can't you see, that I fear for the worst
This is what I gave, I'm on your side

Ten thousand feet in the air
And as we're falling faster, the thought of you begins
Ten thousand feet in the air
And as we're falling faster, the thought of you begins
Whoa

Brace yourself, this is not a drill
This is the way that I dream of going out
And in this moment, I see my life flash before my eyes (Before my eyes)
And the best I'll be dead til they see
That's a waste, there's a waste

Ten thousand feet in the air
And as we're falling faster, the thought of you begins
I wish there was a way, to let you know
I wish there was a way to let you know


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"Ten Thousand Feet" as written by Brent Allen Zach Johnson

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    My InterpretationThe song is clearly about the people aboard as a plane is crash down. It's hard to say if the vocalist is one character, or playing multiple parts. "I swear this plane is going down!" The lyrics are a mesh of people's panic and last thoughts. "and in this moment I see my flash flash before my eyes" "Why can't you see that I fear for the worst? The vocalist is not hopeful and has accepted his fate."I am the living dead. I see your fate, and it looks just like mine." It is heavily implied that he wants to talk to someone very important to him once more, possibly to confess love to a significant other. "I wish there was a way to let you know."
    He write a letter of his last thoughts in the hopes that this person will read it and know he spent his last moments alive thinking of them. "I'm writing you a letter, I hope it falls right down in your hands." However, he knows she/he will never find out the truth. He thinks over and over about it as the moments come to an end.
    "I wish there was a way to let you know... I wish there was a way to let you know..."

    Note: In my personal opinion, the echoed "Know"s in the last chorus are to hint that the speaker did indeed die with the rest of the passengers, the specific style brings out a certain "ghost of his words" connotation.
    jlilienthalon October 29, 2013   Link

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