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Laurie Anderson The Night Flight From Houston Lyrics

Last updated: 04/15/2003 09:09:13 PM

It was the night flight from Houston. Almost perfect visibility. You could see the lights from all the little Texas towns far below. And I was sitting next to a fifty-year old woman who had never been on a plane before. And her son had sent her a ticket and said:
— Mom, you’ve raised ten kids; it’s time you got on a plane.

And she was sitting in a window seat staring out and she kept talking about the Big Dipper and that Little Dipper and pointing; and suddenly I realized that she thought we were in outer space looking down at the stars. And I said:

— You know, I think those lights down there are the lights from little towns.

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