The Other People On The Plane

The other people on the plane are
Hoping that they don't miss their
Connections and the deal will fall through
I'm hoping that I don't miss mine and you

The people in the airport have
The same exact suitcases
With the same exact things in them heading for
A place exactly like the place before

It took a long time getting through the gate
Cause the president's dad taught him how to hate
But I believe in searching someone who's
Exactly like the one who's searching you

And there are other airplanes out there
Not with people but explosives
And they're dropping bombs on citizens of lands
That they don't even try to understand

What can I do?
Remember
What can I do?
What can I do?
Remember I am just like you

On intercontinental flights
The butter isn't heated right
The screen displays exactly where you are
And shows the coasts of Rome and Zanzibar

And sometimes someone crashes
In a neighborhood or ocean
But it's almost always in an empty space
And so it never looks that out of place

What can I do?
Remember
What can I do?
What can I do?
Remember I'm as old as you

Soon airplanes will be spaceships
And we'll fly to other planets
And the pilots will be aliens who say
That on the right a new star starts today

The other people on the plane are
Hoping that they don't miss their
Connections and the deal will fall through
I'm hoping I don't miss mine and miss you

©2002 Paul Solecki