My Dad Was In The Air

from Sawtooth Recollections by furiousBall

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Dad packed up for Kyoto today
He was worried about the jet lag
He was thinking about a checked bag

14 hours up in the air
Did he pack enough clean clothes
Should he have packed his own kimono

Comrade I see
An aircraft on the horizon
She is moving at speed
She is coming way too close

Target is locked
Missiles away
The pilot looked surprised
Those Migs ruined his day

My Dad was in the air
Goddamn Red Army didn't care
Keep our comrades' airspace safe
And put that plane into
The Sea of Japan

Nineteen eighty three was a blur
Gorby wasn't preaching glasnost
Ronnie wasn't always the best host

Studying the Narita terminal map
Dad was hoping for some sake
And some sushi or hibachi

Comrade I see
An aircraft on the horizon
She is moving at speed
She is coming way too close

Target is locked
Missiles away
The pilot looked surprised
Those Migs ruined his day

My Dad was in the air
Goddamn Red Army didn't care
Keep our comrades' airspace safe
And put that plane into
The Sea of Japan

My Dad was in the air
Goddamn Red Army didn't care
Keep our comrades' airspace safe
And put that plane into
The Sea of Japan

Here's the thing
Dad landed OK
He was already at Narita
Ruskies shot one from Korea

Mom gave the all clear
Dad was having katsu
And now I'm not sure
If I made this all up

My Dad was in the air
Goddamn Red Army didn't care
Keep our comrades' airspace safe
And put that plane into
The Sea of Japan

My Dad was in the air
Goddamn Red Army didn't care
Keep our comrades' airspace safe
And put that plane into
The Sea of Japan

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from Sawtooth Recollections, released December 3, 2021

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atmospheric alternative/indie pop-rock from South Jersey.

Former lead guitarist for 13 Stories and Spiral Galaxy Collision, Also, please check out my other projects, Camino Sound and The Fondaleros

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