The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #108354   Message #2253527
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
04-Feb-08 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Songs involving Airplanes
Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
A song about flying, sung from the perspective of an Irishman who wants to go to Amerikay, but once there, longs for the emerald shores of home. He can never make his mind up where he wants to be, and bounces back & forth across the Atlantic like a ping-pong ball, so he's never off a plane.

Song is called "Hard To Say Goodbye", a.k.a. "Home Away From Home".   Anyone not familiar with this scenario?

I had one bag too many just as I was set to leave
I was loaded down with bacon and with sausages and tea
And I couldn't find my ticket as I'm walking out the door
Till I emptied all my bags out on the floor.
On board the plane I sip a drink while waiting for the meal
Just trying to keep my head from knowing how my stomach feels
There's a baby right behind me making sure that I won't sleep
And the flight's too full to find another seat

And I'm trying to fill out customs forms but I can't find a pen
I'm swearing softly to myself I'll never fly again
There's a woman right in front of me keeps playing with the seat
And someone nearby never washed their feet
But I fall asleep at last just as the plane is touching down
And I age ten years just waiting for the bags to come around
But finally I make it home and I'm barely settled when
I'm already making plans to go again