I am somewhere in this city
I am climbing up a fire escape
I am somewhere in this city
I am climbing up a fire escape
I have gotta save my baby
From the mess this world has made.

I arrive through a window
I leave through a whole in the wall
I arrive through a window
I leave through a whole in the wall
I scramble down the stairwell
With my baby, cradle and all.

Helicopter, helicopter let your long rope down
Let us sway into the sunset,
I have done all I can do in this town.

Tom, violence has taken
The wind out of my sails
Tom, violence has taken
The wind out of my sails
Helicopter has taken to
Breaking this dream as well.

My mind is 'a racing
My heart is prepared somehow
My mind is 'a racing
My heart is prepared somehow
For that searchlight come shining
And find me under a cloud.

Helicopter, helicopter let your long rope down
Let us sway into the sunset,
I have done all I can do in this town.


Lyrics submitted by roarke

"Helicopter" as written by Matthew Stephen Ward

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the Sonic Youth reference (Tom violence has taken) the wind out of my sails makes perfect sense if you read the lyrics to the Sonic Youth song and compare, viewing them with an eye to this one.
    akagoldfishon January 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is ridiculously good. I love to sing along to it, and it gets stuck in my head all the time. I can never pick a favorite off the album, but this is one of the best.

    M. Ward is a genius.
    rhymeswithorangeon March 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwouldn't it be hole? whole is not the same as hole. you can't go through a whole in a wall, only a hole.
    cold___waron April 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwouldn't it be hole? whole is not the same as hole. you can't go through a whole in a wall, only a hole.
    cold___waron April 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup, you're right. =)
    rhymeswithorangeon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes good, but what is with the Sonic Youth reference?
    (Tom Violence) that's really interesting.
    orphan_yachtson July 31, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentUh yeah, except you guys are wrong.

    "TORN violence has taken the wind out of my sails"

    It's funny how a tear will take the wind out of your sails and a Tom won't, isn't it?
    mileslivingstonon May 21, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFurthermore, "helicopter has taken to breaking this dream as well" ? Did this guy even try to listen to the song? What he's singing sounds nothing close to that. I'm going to guess he says "taken to breaking this dreaming spell"
    mileslivingstonon May 21, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI always heard "tell 'em violence"
    Mapson October 02, 2010   Link

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