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The bird is here and we are off
To wherever those wings take us
The atmosphere is crawling with airlines
That wind through the clouds and look down on the crowds

Relax your back and let the noise
Sing you to sleep in my arms
If you awake before we arrive
I will carry you down and I won't make a sound

The scent is strong as we move on
And breathe in the pristine crime scene
The false veneer is old like a substitute
Volunteer from, oh, some other year

I'm just a shell as far as I can tell
So I'll paint my eyes a light green
The silver beams are twirling and swirling
Throughout your dreams like air traffic streams



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    lwoyticMar 31, 2010 at 5:28 am
    owl city's songs are all so nice!! every song is like a writer's thought put into words! keep up! it makes me feel so calm, soothing, and as if everything's unreal :D
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    This is about letting go of hardships and trouble, toils and strife, and letting the world take you... Home, i guess, where you're free.
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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    Love it! More than puppies and ice cream! Just kidding. I would sound like some crazed fan who cuts off the artist's hair and puts it in a scrapbook and tries to imagine what their babies would look like. Creeper in the extreme.
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    bobshawMar 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    lmao this is a short song and i can sing it :D
    omgomgomgomgomgomgomg i love owl city i love owl city i love owl city ahahaha lalalala alalalalaa i can sing it lmfao its so short thats what she said hahahahahahahaahahaha
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    PooYanOct 18, 2010 at 7:35 am
    You can almost play the songs continuously and won't notice that it's already a new track playing, coz they are like telling a story. :)

    The lyrics are good and very appealing. And makes you want to listen to them repeatedly. XD

    The song is like it's dedicated to a child, having his/her first flight experience and telling the child to relax and enjoy the flight.

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