Drain the veins in my head
Clean out the reds in my eyes to get by security lines
Dear x-ray machine
Pretend you don’t know me so well
I won't tell if you lied
Cry, 'cause the drought's been brought up
Drinkin' 'cause you're lookin' so good in your Starbucks cup
I complain for the company that I keep
The windows for sleeping rearrange
And I'm nobody
Well who's laughin' now

I'm leaving your town again
And I'm over the ground that you’ve been spinning
And I'm up in the air so baby hell yeah
Well I can see your house from here
If the plane goes down, damn
I'll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn

Damn, I should be so lucky
Even only 24 hours under your touch
You know I need you so much
I cannot wait to call you
And tell you that I landed somewhere
And hand you a square of the airport
And walk you through the maze of the map
That I'm gazing at
Gracefully unnamed and feeling guilty for the luck
And the look that you gave me
You make me somebody
Ain't nobody knows me
Not even me can see it, yet I bet I'm

I'm leaving your town again love
But I'm over the quilt that you're spinning
And I'm up in the air, so baby hell yeah
Oh honey I can see your house from here
If the plane goes down, damn
I'll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn

You keep me high minded
You get me high

Flax seeds, well they tear me open
And supposedly you can crawl right through me
Taste these teeth please
And undress me from these sweaters better hurry
'Cause I'm keeping upward bound now
Oh maybe I'll build my house in your cloud
Here I'm tumbling for you
Stumbling through the work that I have to do
Don’t mean to harm you

By leaving your town again love
But I'm over the ground that you’ve been spinning
But I'm up in the air, said baby hell yeah
Oh honey I can see your house from here
If the plane goes down, damn
I'll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn
I'll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn
Well I'll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn

Who do you
Think you are, are, are, are
To keep me so oh cold, cold
You keep me high minded
You keep me high minded

You get me high minded
You get me high


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is beyond words. Jason Mraz is an Amazing song writer. One of my ultimate favorite songs.

    The meaning of this song is simple. It's about being in love. If you research this song on Youtube (look under Jason Mraz - Plane live), Jason Mraz mentions that this song is about him being in a long distance relationship. Obviously he's leaving this girl cause of work. He's devastated but he's still in love, no doubt. "I cannot wait to call you, and tell you I landed somewhere and hand you a square of the airport." So he's not breaking up with her, he loves her.. this song is about the situation he's in. He wants to be with her, but keeps leaving due to work. So while he's on the plane he thinks about the worst that could happen, him dying due to a plane crash.. cause that would be the end of his love with this girl, distance is not an issue. So, it's like "damn" that's what it takes for him to stop loving her. But anyone can relate to this song, there's another intake of this song.. when you're in love it's like your on a plane.. "You keep me high minded, you keep me high." Which means when your love with this significant other saves you.. when the relationship is over, it's like you crash. But you'll remember where the love was found. You'll always remember the people you once loved.
    ludytorres29on November 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is actually called just PLANE, not PLANE GOES DOWN. Great song though
    BurningBridges57on August 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI this this is the best song on Mr. A-Z (especially the end of the song which is amazing)... I think Mraz said something like track 8 is always the standout song in his opinion and I must agree bc this song is wonderful...

    at least I think it was him who said that. Haha.
    letterstonoelleon August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow can nobody be commenting on this song? UGH its a masterpiece!!
    letterstonoelleon August 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, I agree with Letterstonoelle...I'm so suprised more people haven't been posting about this song!

    The whole album is a classic - can't get enough, Mraz can do it all!
    irishravenon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs is by far the best song Mraz has written.
    It means alot to me personally because I feel exactly how the lyrics are expressed. Leaving someone you loved at a place that is home to them but not home to you, can feel like "well, if the plane goes down, at least I loved you, at least I knew you" . At least that has been my recent experience at an airport. The songs about being detached from your loved one in body, but being attached to them in spirit no matter where you go.
    blowersdaughteron August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe end of this song is absolutely incredible. His voice simply, powerfully soars over everything, just like a plane...
    sacchettion August 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a guy who meets a girl in another city and falls in love in around 24hrs. Think before Sunrise
    Foxygenon August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think it means he fell in love in 24hrs, Foxygen. I interpreted "Even only 24 hours under your touch, you know I need you so much" just as saying even if I can only come and visit you for 24 hours (bc he's a musician with a hectic schedule), ithe time they share is really fulfilling.
    letterstonoelleon September 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a beautiful song. I think the part about 24 hours means that it has been 24 hours since he has touched her or was with her and he already misses her. I see this song as very symbolic. Great album!!
    FSU Kellyon September 11, 2005   Link

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