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AIRPLANE SONG (2008 single)

by Roommate



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When I was a child
I loved to take airplane flights
I'd put on my headphones and thrill at the buildings getting smaller

Phil Collins singing mama
and the patchwork farms
and the sandstone desert
and some other song
and the clouds
and the clouds

The other day on the flight back from Amsterdam
I had a panic attack
Eight hours ahead of me
such a narrow seat
two sleeping men between the freedom of the aisle and me
and all the fuel burning

I thought I might freak out
and start acting crazy
and that a plain-clothed air martial would come and taze or kill me
I tried to breath as deeply as I could
and to feel the way my child self would

Some Finnish band who's name I won't try to pronounce
and the tiny towns, I started to calm down
and the ocean blue and thoughts of you
and the ocean blue and thoughts of you
and the clouds
and the clouds
and the clouds


released August 4, 2017
Kent Lambert: vocals, synths.
Recorded and mixed in the summer of 2008.




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Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically." ... more


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