Flight Instructions

by Janie Christensen

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1 - First you pack a bag
And paint your face
Then you grab a cab
And go someplace
I recommend the airport
For its light and air
You'll just be one of the crowd over there.

2 - Pick a destination
Somewhere you'd like to go
They have a bank, a telephone
And no one that you know
I recommend the Third World
For its heat and light
And you'll get used to the sounds in the night.

Bridge - Look how you rise through the air
With your back to the sea
Like some weightless millionaire
But look how your face in the light
Seems to bear the mark
Of a thing lost in flight.

3 - Now you learn the language
The native tongue
Then you lose connections
One by one
And you won't be so different
From anyone
Casting out your shadow in the late afternoon sun.


released July 1, 2012
Words & music by Janie Christensen
Vocals and keyboards . . . Janie Christensen
Guitar, bass, percussion, arrangement, backup vocals . . . Angelo Ficara

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