Air traffic control, it's me
Coach-class, row thirteen
I've got this sinking feeling
Is everything alright?

Stare at the wing and think
It's later than i think
Look at these passengers
If there's babies, I'll survive

It's hard to be
A passenger for me
You know I'm always looking down

I will compose this note
In case I don't come home
I'm thinking of you
Before the plane goes down

If I forgot to say
I loved you every day
Know I've been keeping track
In my quiet way

It's hard to fly
If you don't believe all the time
I know I sometimes let you down

It's hard to see
Something that's so close to me
But I'll see you in my dreams

I'm feeling turbulence
No one else sees
I'll see you in my dreams
I'll see you in my dreams


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    General Commentthis is such a sweet song...I love jets to brazil
    Love214on February 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song...I was wondering, the line that goes "if there's babies I'll survive": Does anybody know if that's referring to the John Cusack/Ione Skye movie 'Say Anything'? In the film, it's kind of a big deal about how she's afraid to fly, but thinks if there's babies on the plane, it can't crash, and I was wondering if that's where the line came from or if that's just a common belief. Good song, either way!
    BlueAndStarryon March 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it's just common belief... but say anything is the greatest movie ever.. and this song effing rocks
    Evadon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's just a common belief. People always say that there could not be a cruel enough God to allow a plane to crash that has babies as passengers. I love this song, it makes me laugh because I am so so terrified to fly. I'm flying in like, June..and I pretty much base my life around that date now. "I'm going to get my hair cut in August..." * "Oh, that sucks..I'll be dead by then.."
    xallkindsofgirlxon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like how Blake slipped in 'coach class row 13' Great song.
    impossibledreameron April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love the guitar part where it sounds like a plane actually going down...did anyone else catch that??
    This song is so amazing.
    farfallaon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthe is writing a letter to air traffic control, his lover, and god. just my idea
    impossibledreameron June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI flew to Austin and back just the other day...

    Everytime we went up and came down (quite a few times - stopovers/missed flights) I'd sing this song...kept me calm. It's a great song.

    Jets to Brazil is definitely an amazing band. Catchy/quality lyrics...awesome.
    Surfpicoon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always listen to Four-Cornered Night, and this song when I travel on plane's. It's my travel CD. I hate flying and it always comforts me, especcially(sp?) when I last flew and I was in coach class row 13 both ways. I definatly think of it as a letter to various people and his hope that he won't die is a painful, firey death.
    SavestheWeezon June 06, 2004   Link

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