Slung from the hoary heavens
With disbelief suspended
On a shining pendulum of faith

Hanging half awake and dreaming
Of burning cities gleaming
Beneath a sky of ash and slate

And as the fuselage goes dark
You're thinking ain't it funny
Still owe some people money

It's hard to keep from laughing
No smoking sign is flashing
Your mask descends without a sound

Your starboard hope receding
Even the sky is bleeding
You sure could use a smoke right now

And all the people wave their arms
But you can't hear them screaming
You're floating through the ceiling

There's no gravity that can bring you down again
It's almost over now
And you hope they don't wake you up

Now the sun is shining
Somewhere the sun is shining
But it sure ain't shining on you now

Lyrics submitted by jt

Black Box Recording song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThe first line has two meanings: it refers to the plane falling from the sky, and a a "fall from grace". Considering the following two lines, I'd say it's because of a lack of faith. Black Box Recording is about someone like Lucifer who sins and falls away from God, out of the heavens. The rest of the song describes the incident and gives a bit of information about the narrator, like that he owes money and smokes. The song ends with death, and not really wanting to be alive, either though the sun isn't shining on the narrator.
    SilentRobert23on April 29, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top