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Airplanes Lyrics

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now
Wish right now
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 1st 2010 report

    Great song. Where the first "Airplanes" is about wishing that he was back in a simpler, more innocent time, "Airplanes, Part II" looks at success from the point of view of someone who is already successful, thinking about what their life would be like if they never made the choices or had the life that got them where they are today.

    Eminem's verse hits this theme hard, saying that if you spend all your time never taking risks and acting like things are just going to fall into your lap, then you'll never get anywhere and you'll just keep on wishing on 'airplanes' instead of making your dreams come true by yourself.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 26th 2017 report

    I think that he wants everything back how it was. No politics, nothing special, just normal music.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2019 report

    The meaning behind this song is how some people wish they could go back to a simpler time. It may also show that some people wish that they could go back in time to change how they turn out. People wish that they could go back and fix the world's biggest mistakes.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 27th report

    B.o.B. and Hayley Williams killed it in this song. It's all about how this guy wishes he could go back before he was famous. So he's wishing on airplanes that it'll happen because he's just that desperate to go back to it.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 10th report

    It's about the 9/11 tragedy.

    The artist is wishing for command over the airplanes to fly it to the runway.

    Once the wish comes true, there is the realisation that landing isn't easy. So they adjust courses and fly into outer space.

    If you listen to the song backwards, you'll hear coordinates.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 8th report

    I think it means that the song is trying to tell you to enjoy the time you have and enjoy it because you don't know what will happen in he blink of an eye and later on, you will wish you could go back to that.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 20th 2020 report

    I think this song is about world warS and fighting since they are hopping all the planes are shooting stars and he says blitz’s quite a lot And they are wishing that the war will go away

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2019 report

    I think mean that you can be your self and be you in the similar world that everyone was happy in that time but now you need to get a better life and control everything you have to be focused on that one thing and can’t live your life anymore. Someone that control you everywhere you go you need to be free and be your self. Ppl be who they are not what someone wants them to be. Every one has a freedom to speak ppl the shut you out don’t listen to them you be you. Every one has a possibility to do what they want and if you don’t make it keep trying. Never never give up.
    Anonymous— girl— that gos to Mp( Miller place school ) ( North country road middle school)— in 7 th

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2018 report

    The song in my opinion is about the hardships of fame and life in general. Very often, somebody wishes that they could go back to simpler times where the usual worries of politics and money weren't present (childhood, early teens).

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2017 report

    In my opinion this is about wishing you could go back to a time when you were younger. In those times you didn't have any worries or problems. I really miss those days.

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2017 report

    In my opinion its wishing you could go back to times when you didn't have any worries or having to do anything. That's how I feel these days.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2014 report

    I think the song is a saying that you should always be strong because you can only have one wish.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2014 report

    That life isn't simple times are hard and you have to work hard for what you want and he wishes that times would go back to the simpler days.

  14. anonymous
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    May 12th 2012 report

    Excaliburch

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  15. nobodyyouknow
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    Mar 26th 2012 report

    This is about being tired of the sharade. If is about being tired of all the work instead of enjoyment of life and rapping for fame.


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