Friday, 28 September 2012

Teary Tuneage: Airplanes by Local Natives

I've heard this song countless times and I've always known it was about the passing of band member's Kelcey Ayer's grandfather who he never really got to know. His father used to tell him many stories about his grandfather hence the lyric 'I did not know you as well as my father knew you'. Then after what must have been the 100th or so listen whilst travelling on a bus around Ireland, I started to cry. I don't know why, maybe it was being around my family, maybe it was thinking of the people we have lost over the years or maybe I was just hungover and emotional but the lyrics finally clicked in for me and set me off.

It's a really beautiful song and I hope you guys like it.