Behind The Song: “Airport Song”

August 20, 2018

Whether it’s for a few days or a few months, saying goodbye to someone you love is hard. One of the worst parts is that sinking feeling that the time apart is never going to end. It’s a feeling that follows you home from the airport and clings to you like an itchy sweater. “Airport Song” is about the pain of knowing you will be apart and the anticipation of being together again.

Notes
* This song was written after dropping my wife off at the airport for a month-long trip.
* The “I’ll be counting down the days,” line from chorus was based on my actual countdown during that month.

Lyrics
We’re up before the dawn
Driving southbound towards the city
Her bags are in the back seat
It seems like we don’t have a single thing to say

‘Cause she’s leaving on a plane and it’ll take her far away
I can’t think of a way to make her stay

I’ll be counting down the days
‘Til she’ll be back in my arms
I’ll be counting down the days
‘Til she’ll be back in my arms

We’re pulling up to the curb
There are people all around
We share a long embrace
It feels like there’s already distance in between

‘Cause she’s leaving on a plane and it’ll take her far away
I can’t think of a way to make her stay

I’ll be counting down the days
‘Til she’ll be back in my arms
I’ll be counting down the days
‘Til she’ll be back in my arms

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