"Freak Turbulence" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
You're older, you're haunted,
You're ahead of your time.
In corners of acres of blocks of
Straight lines.
Blurringly, hourly we cross some
Great divides
Some heritage moments and some
Melodious minds...
A voice above the engine and the
Jet stream combined
'it's time sir the time sir
Do you have the time?'
As the moon groomed the airplane in a
Benevolent way
Again with the myth that's neither here,
Neither there
Again with the myth from up
Up high in the air
Above it all, I love you all
Oh how could this be the end
Satan backhands our nose and our chin
The wings tell the tailfins
'it's freak turbulence'

Just then the Captain assures us
We will land
'I'll have you on the ground
In 25 minutes or less."
'or less', did he say 'less'? Unless what?
We're not on time?
Or less he said 'or less Jet stream
And engine combine
Unless he said 'Or less' as if a joke might
Just keep us flying
Benevolent way

As the moon groomed the airplane with its'
Benevolent rays


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"Freak Turbulence" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

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    General CommentAs a bi-weekly flier, this song captures the absolute and absolutely irrational terror of flying. It always in the back of my mind that one of these days... I'm going down. Yet I do the math, and as with motorcycles but more so there's hardly a crash story I've not heard of so - with the absurd number of flights having success day after day, year after year, I calm my center cynic. Gord's sense of humor really comes through here: the pilot says "25 minutes or less" but Gord hears "unless..." and silently in his seat, 7E goes neurotic and freaks out. That's me. This man is ME. Mixed with this he's dogging the airlines for being accountable to NO ONE (as if a joke might just keep us flying). With our lives in their hands, who's courageous enough to bitch about timeliness? All the negativity is juxtaposed with the benevolent moonlight on the wings. Lyrically he captures the misplaced cockpit calm of flying so perfectly, while musically this song is tense and grating; also just like flying. This is a ditty, a quip, a sardonic joke, yet it is still a masterpiece of songwriting.
    Rozroxon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHello Rozrox. i'm annoyance. I can't say i'm scared of flying because i have never been on a plane in my life but i like this song. you have a lot of good inhancement words in there. But you pinpoint it perfectly. have a great day!
    annoyanceon February 02, 2007   Link

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