Maintain the bearing that you left with:
Fifteen degrees north of anywhere.
Try not to feel the shake in your hands.
Just close your eyes and go fast to the END.
Breathe in the white clouds
And wait.
Freeze out the world with
Ice crystals on the windscreen
And you're in the pilots chair.
Mayday, ground control to no one:
Empty the seats and put away the maps
You've been away past the far horizons
Close your eyes and sleep
Fast to the end

Lyrics submitted by Thursdaylove

Fast To The End song meanings
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    My InterpretationThe chorus combined with the lines 'close your eyes and sleep / fast to the end' make me think of suicide using a car exhaust to cause carbon monoxide asphyxiation. I know some other Thursday songs are about suicide.. but then again, other lines use images associated with aeroplanes rather than cars, so I could be way off.
    flexibleheadson April 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLike flexible mentioned, I agree that the song is probably about suicide, however I get the imagery of a pilot no longer wanting to fly the plane, and is bracing himself for impact.

    Lyrics like "Mayday, ground control to no one, Empty the seats and put away the maps", can be taken as no one cares whether the person does crash and burn, hence said individual decides to give up his responsibilities, and his life.

    Manodeathon April 19, 2011   Link

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