Guster — Airport Song
Album: Goldfly
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6.6

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Released: 1997
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Glad you made it, welcome to the farm
Who's your daddy, I'm your daddy now
I'm here seeking only what I need
In your mind is where I'll plant my seed
It's for sure.

Let me keep you in this place you'll be better off this way
I will keep you warm and safe, you'll be better off this way
You learn to love the price you pay
Trust me dear you're better off this way

Put to bed the sun and sister moon
I'll be hiding in your dirty room
I'll go there seeking only what I need
La de da we'll stay there 'til we bleed
It's for sure

Let me keep you in this place, you'll be better off this way
I will keep you warm and safe, you'll be better off this way
I will not wake you from your sleep,
Leave you wandering counting sheep
No more sad and sunshine days
Trust me dear, you're better off this way

You'll be selling books at the airport.
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 WonderLizard wrote:
They still do this one in concert. Just as good today as it was then.

 
Just be sure to bring ping pong balls for full effect ;-)
Sssswwwoooooon!!!
We're only making plans for Nigella. 
Sounds a lot like Pinback only not quite as good.

They still do this one in concert. Just as good today as it was then.
how did this revoltingly poor tune come to ruin my morning's listening?
Very unhealthy lyrics  non?

All a bit yukky for me
 Byronape wrote:

Still like it and it's still the only non-happyish song I've heard from Guster.  I suppose it makes sense that they would have some.  Even Jimmy Buffet has to have a morning after Margaritaville night. 
 

Little late in responding to this, but this is not the only melancholy song of Guster's off this album.  There is "Demons", "Getting Even" and "Rocketship" as well...all pretty solid tunes by the way...
 justsomeone wrote:


Romeotuma, apparently, has checked out from his hotel room and left the building...
 

I have been saved!  Everybody in my church loves this song...

 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 

Romeotuna, apparently, has checked out from his hotel room and left the building...
i give this one an "eh". 
they have many other much better songs. 
What number should I choose for "tedious, alternating with annoying?" 

Stephen Fry believes this is a very bad song and urges you not to listen to it:

Stephen Fry  
"This is a very bad song and I urge you not to listen to it." 

Such avuncular genius.  


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 


Wow, I ranked this song a 10 a long time ago with no comments...  this song is good for the ears...

 
This one I could live without.
the lyrics really start off with some idiocy...
 Byronape wrote:
This is the first not-happy sounding song I've heard from Guster.  Interesting.
 
Still like it and it's still the only non-happyish song I've heard from Guster.  I suppose it makes sense that they would have some.  Even Jimmy Buffet has to have a morning after Margaritaville night. 
This is the first not-happy sounding song I've heard from Guster.  Interesting.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Awwwww.....Bill.  You cut off the ping pong. {#Grumpy}
 

It's still there - a little odd to hear it at the end of a song, but it's there.
Awwwww.....Bill.  You cut off the ping pong. {#Grumpy}
 auburntigerrich wrote:
First Guster song I ever heard, back in the nineties. Brings me back.
 
right there with you! my mind always follows this with songs like Fake Plastic Trees and the Fire Maple Song

 Leslie wrote:
That's a ping pong game at the end. Did you catch it? Love it.
 
I heard it too!
And it only took me 5 years from your post Leslie. {#Lol}
same loop playing now as noted in previous post
 passsion8 wrote:
Okay, add "such great heights"...Is bill Osama Bin Layen dormant waitin' to strike again?
 
Looks like Bill took your advice:

8:08 am - The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
8:05 am - Guster - Airport Song
7:59 am - Alpinestars - Burning Up

7:56 am - Country Joe & The Fish - Flying High
7:52 am - Stephen Stills - Treetop Flyer

Weird, unsettled, pastiche of REM, The Police, Nirvana, Weezer, and the Replacements. Not my favorite of theirs - seems like they've grown a lot since '98.
Long time since I heard this song last
thanks Bill 
dirty...oh so dirty...
Heavy on cliches.  
"...every day is a winding road..." anyone else hearing Sheryl Crow?
First Guster song I ever heard, back in the nineties. Brings me back.
TimeWaster wrote:
The first 30 seconds of this song made me want to purchase this album. I am heading to iTunes as soon as I'm done posting this. I hope it's as good as "Keep It Together" or "Ganging Up On The Sun". Thanks, RP, for making me spend more money. :tongue:
It's a great album; lots of nice songs. But it's much more stripped down than their others---congo/bongo/djembe (or whatever) drums only.
The first 30 seconds of this song made me want to purchase this album. I am heading to iTunes as soon as I'm done posting this. I hope it's as good as "Keep It Together" or "Ganging Up On The Sun". Thanks, RP, for making me spend more money. :tongue:
C57BL6 wrote:
the last set of treetop flyer/midnight flyer/burning up/airport song.... hmmm.. any ideas? i have some macabre ones...
Okay, add "such great heights"...Is bill Osama Bin Layen dormant waitin' to strike again?
the last set of treetop flyer/midnight flyer/burning up/airport song.... hmmm.. any ideas? i have some macabre ones...
zarathustra wrote:
like to hear more...
Also sprach Zarathustra
great song to wake me up from a boring friday of work and get me psyched for happy hour! :drummer:
I like this song, but actually prefer the live version off the Maine CD. This version doesn't sound as meaty and the ending is a little more anti-climatic. Still, it's good to hear. ^_^ Go Bill, go!
what a train wreck at the end...and sounds like Ozzie Osborne doing vocals but I like this band anyway
ObsidianInfinity wrote:
Guster's one of my favorite bands .. but I consider this one of their worst songs!
They are pretty good, and this is pretty bad, I agree
Not a Guster fan at all, yet this is very nice. Decent music, yes.
This things gets up and moves. I like it.
"You're be selling books at the airport." :lol: I met one of those guys once. Damn irritating fellow, tried to sell me some hare krishna books and he would just not accept no for an answer. Geez. :rolleyes:
Guster's one of my favorite bands .. but I consider this one of their worst songs!
sonasona wrote:
saw guster play with the boston pops symphony...such an incredible show. 'two points' was amazing. hope they do it again!
Hell yeah brotha!
Saw Guster play with the Boston Pops last year, amazing show. Also at UMD, their first "Stadium Rock" show, Black Eyed Peas opened for 'em. Spectacular shows, and all around sweet ass group. Lovin' it!
What a bunch of friggin' noise at the end- Yuck.
I love Guster...their old stuff especially. The best part of this song is the ping pong ball noise at the end. You know, where they used an actual ping pong ball. :) And also the line, "you'll be selling books at the airport." Genius.
saw guster play with the boston pops symphony...such an incredible show. 'two points' was amazing. hope they do it again!