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I spilled the ink across the page trying to spell your name
So I fold it up and I flick it out
Paper Aeroplane
It wont fly the seven seas to you
'Cause it didn't leave my room
But it awaits the hands of someone else
The garbage man

Got to say mmm mmm
Got to say mmm mmm

So he opens it up and reads it out to all his friends
Amongst the crowd a heart will break and a heart will mend
He walks on home tired from work
The letter falls from his hand
He reaches out only to catch the sky
It's gone with the wind

Got to say mmm mmm
Got to say mmm mmm

Go!

I said I spilled the ink across the land
Trying to spell your name
Up and down there it goes
Paper Aeroplane
It hasn't flown the seven seas to you
But it's on it's way
It goes through the hands
Then to someone else
To find you girl

Got to say mmm mmm
Got to say mmm mmm
Got to say mmm



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  • u
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    UnregisteredJul 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    It means to me
    that he loves her but its hard for him to show his love to her because of all of these interruptions because someone else is with her "the paper aeroplane"
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    I love the whole i spilled the ink across the page tryna spell your name and it didnt sail the seven seas cos it didnt leave my room and whats with the mmm its kind of like they were stuck for a chorus so so they just go mmm but i love the song
  • u
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    Letters unsent, a lover across the miles. Love is an energy that can never dissapate, just transfers. So long as people take pleasure in knowing about it then it's never wasted. It will make it there if it's meant.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2012 at 6:53 am
    According to angus it was about how a girl he was seeing used to wrote him letters but he never replied them. So this song is about how his letter eventually made it to the girl.
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 2, 2011 at 2:20 am
    He wants to give a letter to the girl he loves, but doesn't have the balls to so he plays around with it... That or its just a long distance relationship idk... The comment above me likes it in the alley you fag ^^

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