"You Are an Airplane" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
Just before the afternoon creeps in
Just before it gets too hot to be outside
I like to lay on my back in the grass and
Watch the airplanes go by and I dream that
You are an airplane shooting across the sky

You are an airplane
You're a strong and dangerous machine
When you fall you'll fall down so fast
When you crash I want to go down with you
We'll make such a horrible mess

Just before the eyeball appears
Just before the little birds go to sleep
I like to stand on my head and pretend
That I am a control tower
And that you are an airplane
And I can talk you safely to the ground

The way you live your life makes me nervous
If you were to die
I'd have no reason to be alive
Cause you are my only friend

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    General CommentIn the shell of a childish story about playing outside, he is afraid that his best friend is doing something dangerous, that can make her "crash" and "make a horrible mess." He pretends that he can talk to her while she is in the air and that what he tells her can bring her to saftey. But if it can't he has no reason to be alive.
    neato713on May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me want to spin around in circles in a grassy and/or wheat field.
    It just has that childish, mercurial feel to it.
    Very meaningful.
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon December 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti did some artwork for a boy based on this song. if anyone wants to look... they can ask me :) this is a very sweet song. i love it.
    Handon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentawesong song, often overlooked.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso sweet! i wish kevin barnes would be my only friend
    svenmichaelon September 06, 2008   Link

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