There's an airline plane Flies to heaven every day Past them pearly gates If you want to ride this train Have your ticket in your hand Before it is too late If the world looks wrong And your money's spent and gone And your friend has turned away You can get away to heaven On this aeroplane Just bow your head and pray.
Them's got ears let them hear Them's got eyes let them see Turn your eyes to the lord of the skies Take that airline plane It will take you home again. Yes, take you home again. Yes, to your home beyond the skies.
Well, a lot of people guess Some say no and some say yes Will it take some and leave some behind? But you will surely know When to the airport go To leave this world behind
Oh, a lot of speakers speak And a lot of preachers preach When you lay their salary on the line But to bow your head and pray Is the only earthly way That you can fly to heaven on time. That you can reach heaven on time.
Your ticket you obtain On this heavenly airline plane You leave your sins behind You have got to take this flight Might be daytime, might be night, But you can't see your way if you're blind
Words: woody guthrie (1939) - Music: jay bennett/jeff tweedy (1997)
Jay bennett: 12-string acoustic slide guitars, backing vocal, shakers, saw, claps John stirratt: backing vocal, claps Jeff tweedy: vocal, acoustic guitar, mellotrons, claps