"Pilots" as written by and Alison Elizabeth/gregory Goldfrapp....
Armored cars sail the sky
They're pink at dawn
If I lived forever you just wouldn't be so beautiful
As the sun
When it shines
All over the world
We're pilots watching the stars
The world pre-occupied
We're pilots watching the stars
Who do you think we are?
Ice and clouds
Shimmer outside
Rain just falls
At magic hour
It's just the sound
Of you and me
Time twitching
Murmurs of our friendly machine

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"Pilots" as written by William Owen Gregory Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp

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    General Commenti'm surprised no one interpreted this as the obvious profession of two lovers, in a world of their own bliss, above it all...
    scarliton August 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell it means Goldfrapp going off into a strange world where we can't follow. A lot of images combine to make up this impression of immortality, power and strangeness.
    It is strange and haunting.
    user1951on March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite goldfrapp song. Who else writes about pilots and turns it into a beautiful song.
    redcoralon August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most beautifully relaxing songs ever.When I close my eyes to this I feel like i'm floating in a different world full of peace and happiness
    curbboyon July 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta complete, total homage to John Barry and the James Bond series.
    xstaticprocesson August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenter, i meant John, not Felix
    laughing_manon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSong kind of makes me think of the Final Fantasy games (due to airships)
    Gimodonon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with savinbalix.

    "Armoured cars sail the sky" suggests future there humanity finally achieved the dream about flying cars
    "Sun When it shines All over the world" suggests that action takes place in orbit
    "magic hour It's just the sound Of you and me" explains what that action is.
    "friendly machine" is auto-pilot
    LDuxon December 08, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIs this about our mortality causing us to be distracted by beautiful things (including celebrities) when our minds should be on more important matters as we pilot both our lives and this world?
    Odeon February 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOde has this one down but I never thought of it that way before he said it
    jonesthemightyon September 25, 2010   Link

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