Airplane Mode

Airplane Mode

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This comes from a lyric fragment and two different guitar riffs I have been fooling around with. The term airplane mode seems like a good title and song prompt.

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Airplane Mode

Called you on the phone one day, To talk about the weather
And how we’ve gone our separate ways, since we fell apart
To see if you’d come out and play, like we were still together
Since you took a burning stake, and shoved it through my heart
I came by and called your name, you were nowhere to be found
You were sleeping the bell tower, hanging upside down

You kissed me on the nose, took a Selfie with your phone
Put it up on Instagram, then told me hit the road
Now I’m in airplane mode, your eyes and ears are closed
We don’t communicate, cause I’m in airplane mode

I saw you on the road today, In your white DeSoto
With your perfect lover, The newest one you found
You turned into the graveyard, To make another discard
Stripped his empty husk away, He didn’t make a sound

Like when you ripped my heart out, With your pretty talons
Then you took just one bite, And tossed it on the ground
Then you whipped out your lucky dice, And rolled another seven
Dropped me in the Magnalite, And cranked it to eleven

You kissed me on the nose, took a Selfie with your phone
Put it up on Instagram, then told me hit the road
Now I’m in airplane mode, your eyes and ears are closed
We don’t communicate, cause I’m in airplane mode

I’m in airplane mode
I’m in airplane mode

Ralph Goodson July 14,2020



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coolparadiso's picture

those 2 riffs are great. good lyric as well. very good listen -You turned into the graveyard, To make another discard
Stripped his empty husk away, He didn’t make a sound are great lines

billwhite51's picture

love the sound you get on the guitar. the song reminds me of neil young , i like how it starts off with mundane break up imagery thn gets weird with allusions to dracula and notre dame. airplane mode is a good phrase for your state of being in these circumstances

zxcvbnm's picture

Yes, I like it, especially where the guitar riff speeds up after the first chorus, Looks like you are having a good 50/90 so far.

cleanshoes's picture

Really great lyrics--modern, but so cleverly crafted that they have an enduring quality. Great meter and rhyming throughout. And the guitar riffs are super hypnotic!

dzd's picture

Some really great lines in this! And love the guitar work, riffs are both quite tasty and come together nice with that slow speedup!

Really nice, taking just one bite and tossing it on the ground
Dropped in the magnalite and cranked it to 11 , and lots of others, really great write!

works great as a lo-fi recording, even if done again later(I personally wouldn't touch this one again)......I mean you are in airplane mode after-all Wink

standup's picture

Love it, you were with a vampire! But still in the first verse you're checking in with the vampire bat.

Really sweet running guitar part in the break. I was focused on the lyric and the vocal, but when it's just guitar I notice that's some fine playing.

I recommend you avoid this person, watch some Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and sharpen up some wooden stakes. But that might just be me.

IA's picture

Very descriptive and emotional.

I love the airplane mode hook. It's clever and also you can feel the coldness.

The performance was top notch. Smile