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    Hi!

    First of all - I would like to introduce myself, as I am quite new on jp.net as well as a forum member. I come from Vienna, Austria and in non-aviation-photography business I am a medical doctor. Flying and planes was something I was completely crazy about since I can think, and making photos of planes is just fun!

    Another thing I like a lot is music, so I thought it might be a nice idea to start a threat about songs that have to do with flying. Personally, one of my favorites is Heather Novaīs "Doubled Up"...

    "I saw a mountain from higher above.
    I held your hand and I was doubled up in love.

    Big sky above me, a river inside me
    And I'm doubled up in love.

    You're watching your step but you fall as you're walking.
    You take it in stride but still you fall as you're walking.

    Big sky above me, a river inside me
    And I'm doubled up in love.

    Feels good it feels like poetry
    Don't ask me to explain it just
    Feels good, like poetry,
    I'm doubled up again.

    Look at the sky,
    Lift off like an aeroplane,
    Watch the ground come up to meet you.

    Big sky above me, a river inside me
    And I'm doubled up in love.

    Feels good, it feels like poetry,
    Don't ask me to explain it just
    feels good, like poetry.
    I'm doubled up again."


    Just a great song from a great songwriter!

    Now I am just curious about your airplane/flying song contributions...

    All the best,
    Martin
    Here are my pictures at jp.net: http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=3188

    www.austrianaviation.net


  • #2
    Savage Garden - Crash and Burn.

    Oh...

    Ok, maybe not
    I walked across an empty land
    I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
    I felt the earth beneath my feet
    Sat by the river and it made me complete

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    • #3
      Yeah!

      Or this one (with similar title) from Mr. Tom Petty:

      "Well I started out down a dirty road
      Started out all alone
      And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
      And the town lit up, the world got still

      I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
      Coming down is the hardest thing

      Well the good ol' days may not return
      And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn

      I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
      Coming down is the hardest thing

      Well some say life will beat you down
      Break your heart, steal your crown
      So I've started out, for God knows where
      I guess I'll know when I get there

      I'm learning to fly, around the clouds,
      But what goes up must come down

      I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
      Coming down is the hardest thing."
      Here are my pictures at jp.net: http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=3188

      www.austrianaviation.net

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      • #4
        Savage Garden - Crash and Burn.

        Oh...

        Ok, maybe not
        Very funny.
        AIRIGAMI.NET
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        • #5
          My favourite one of mine that springs to mind is "Silver Jet" by The Tragically Hip. I would post the lyrics but well........i'm just to lazy .

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          • #6
            Here they are... The Tragically Hip "Silver Jet":

            "There's a still in the night
            a tuneless moonlight
            just the I-need-you-and-here's-whys of
            snoring Gords and Cheryls
            there's a heron outside
            in violet light
            there's an urge to go, a shadow
            a heightened air of peril
            your heart jumps to
            and my heart jumps too
            I think, to myself "I don't really know my heart"
            and as you whisper 'me too'
            a silver jet roars overhead
            rocks the nocturne all everglade
            and grey sheers
            silver jet, so far off already
            fought the hot spurs off all the way
            to Cape Spear

            it's quiet again
            when a car like Big Ben
            the radio dopplerin'
            '...'for all you Gregory Peck fans...
            -Let Us Now Praise Famous Men-
            to take some pressure off all the wonderous
            to fight' and
            your heart jumps to
            and my heart jumps too
            as if the Wolves of Northhumberland themselves
            were rumoured to be en route
            silver jet, way overhead
            you're an archipelago, a satellite,
            a green star
            silver jet, so far off already
            with your I-need-you-and-here's-why
            flying to the next part

            Your heart jumps to
            and my heart jumps too
            I'm thinking, to myself, 'packing,is a secret heart'
            and as you whisper, 'me too'
            siler jet roars overhead
            silver jet flying to the next part
            silver jet so far off already
            silver jet, a satellite, a green star
            silver jet way overhead
            silver jet evergladed grey sheers
            silver jet, so far off already
            silver jet Clayqout sound to Cape Spear."
            Here are my pictures at jp.net: http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=3188

            www.austrianaviation.net

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            • #7
              The Replacements "Waitress In The Sky":

              She don't wear no pants and she don't wear no tie
              Always on the ball, she's always on strike
              Struttin' up the aisle, big deal, you get to fly
              You ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky
              You ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky

              Paid my fare, don't wanna complain
              You get to me, you're always outta champagne
              Treat me like a bum, don't wear no tie
              'cause you ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky
              You ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky

              And the sign says, "Thank you very much for not smoking"
              My own sign says, "I'm sorry, I'm smokin'"
              Don't treat me special, don't kiss my ass
              Treat me like the way they treat 'em up in first class

              Sanitation expert and a maintenance engineer
              Garbage man, a janitor and you my dear
              A real union flight attendant, my oh my
              You ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky
              You ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky
              You ain't nothin' but a waitress in the sky

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              • #8
                Bomb da Bomb da Bomb diddy Bomb

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                • #9
                  One of my favourite 'airplane'-related songs is "Takeoffs and Landings" by The Ataris:


                  On this coldest of January nights
                  We drive out past the runway and watch the planes go flying by
                  The runway lights are the deepest blue like the colors of your eyes
                  So close them tight and kiss me one last time

                  If you could go anywhere right now
                  Where would you go?
                  And would you miss me when you get there?
                  No place that I would rather be
                  Please don't let me go falling from the sky
                  The "fasten seatbelt" sign just needs to go out
                  If only you could be right here by my side
                  Home wouldn't seem so far from here

                  Passport, customs, carry on, remember
                  To shut off all of your electronic devices
                  Fell asleep on Tuesday woke up Monday afternoon
                  I slept right through your International Date Line

                  If you could go anywhere right now
                  Where would you go?
                  And would you miss me when you get there?
                  No place that I would rather be
                  Please don't let me go falling from the sky
                  The "fasten seatbelt" sign just needs to go out
                  If only you could be right here by my side
                  Home wouldn't seem so far from here

                  Please don't let me go falling from the sky
                  The "fasten seatbelt" sign just needs to go out
                  If only you could be right here by my side
                  Home wouldn't seem so far from here


                  The ATC that you can hear in the middle part of the song is awesome and adds a nice touch.

                  Great song.

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                  • #10
                    Foo Fighters - A320

                    There is a place I'd love to go
                    Strangers takin' me there
                    I dream about the day I learn to fly

                    I'm afraid of aeroplanes
                    Even though I act the way
                    that it feels to be a person in the sky

                    It's alright
                    and it's good
                    this time

                    I look out and on the ground
                    really don't believe it
                    gravity can pull me from this height

                    One day we'll come crashing down
                    What will I do
                    Never had a chance to say goodbye

                    Close my eyes and hope that it's
                    a real smooth flight
                    this time
                    Close my eyes and hope that it's
                    a real smooth flight

                    And it's good
                    this time

                    I look down and on the ground
                    I look down and on the ground
                    I look down and on the ground
                    I look out, we're going down


                    Okay, so it's about a plane crash. But I really like it, it's a beautiful song. Dave Grohl has written a number of songs about flying. This song was on the Godzilla soundtrack, from memory.

                    This is a great idea for a thread - I've been trying to think of songs about flying that I could put on a tape for my Dad's birthday.
                    I'm that star up in the sky, hey I made it, I'm the world's greatest.

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                    • #11
                      Dash 7, by Wilco (From the 1995 album A.M.)



                      Dash 7 in the air
                      Dropped to the sun
                      Alone

                      Jets hum
                      I wish that I was still there

                      A prop's not a jet
                      Alone
                      Where the sun doesn't come down

                      Because I've found the way those engines sound
                      Will make you kiss the ground
                      When you touch down

                      Dash 7 pointed down
                      The captain's announcement
                      Doesn't make a sound

                      Because I've found the way those engines sound
                      Will make you kiss the ground
                      I found the way those engines sound
                      Will make you kiss the ground
                      When you touch down
                      ________
                      MERCURY TOPAZ PICTURE

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                      • #12
                        Elevation by U2 (from 2000's All That You Can't Leave Behind)
                        - Not an airplane song persay, but totally about flying (whichever way you take it!)

                        High, higher than the sun
                        You shoot me from a gun
                        I need you to elevate me here

                        A corner of your lips
                        Is the orbit of your hips
                        Eclipse
                        You elevate my soul

                        I've got no self control
                        Been living like a mole now
                        Going down, excavation
                        Higher now, in the sky
                        You make me feel like I can fly
                        So high
                        Elevation

                        A star
                        Lit up like a cigar
                        Strung out like a guitar
                        Maybe you can educate my mind

                        Explain all these controls
                        Can't sing but I've got soul
                        The goal is elevation

                        A mole
                        Digging in a hole
                        Digging up my soul now
                        Going down, excavation

                        Higher now
                        In the sky
                        You make me feel like I can fly
                        So high
                        Elevation

                        Love
                        Lift me out of these blues
                        Won't you tell me something true
                        I believe in you

                        A mole
                        Digging in a hole
                        Digging up my soul now
                        Going down, excavation

                        Higher now
                        In the sky
                        You make me feel like I can fly
                        So high
                        Elevation

                        Elevation
                        Elevation
                        Elevation
                        Elevation

                        -Pete
                        Pete Ganabathi
                        Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

                        Fly Frontier Airlines - A Whole Different Animal

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                        • #13
                          elevation!!!! its coolwwzzzz

                          what is the name of the number from lenny kravitz?
                          My New Photo Name on JP.net is DutchAviation!!!!

                          why should we fight about wich aircraft manufactor is better..............


                          thats so childish....



                          because hey we all know boeing is better

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                          • #14
                            -Maurice,

                            I think you are refering to Lenny Kravitz's Fly Away! Good tune!

                            I wish that I could fly
                            Into the sky
                            So very high
                            Just like a dragonfly

                            I'd fly above the trees
                            Over the seas in all degrees
                            To anywhere I please

                            Oh I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah yeah yeah

                            Oh I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah yeah yeah

                            Let's go and see the stars
                            The milky way or even Mars
                            Where it could just be ours

                            Let's fade into the sun
                            Let your spirit fly
                            Where we are one
                            Just for a little fun
                            Oh oh oh yeah !

                            I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah yeah yeah

                            I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah yeah yeah

                            I got to get away
                            Feel I got to get away
                            Oh oh oh yeah

                            I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah with you yeah yeah
                            Oh Yeah !

                            I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah with you yeah yeah
                            I got to get away

                            I want to get away X4
                            Yeah
                            I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah with you yeah yeah
                            I got to get away

                            I want to get away X4
                            Yeah

                            I want to get away
                            I want to fly away
                            Yeah with you
                            Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

                            Enjoy!

                            -Pete
                            Pete Ganabathi
                            Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

                            Fly Frontier Airlines - A Whole Different Animal

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                            • #15
                              yeaahhhhhh that's the one i mean, thanx man
                              My New Photo Name on JP.net is DutchAviation!!!!

                              why should we fight about wich aircraft manufactor is better..............


                              thats so childish....



                              because hey we all know boeing is better

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