Friday, March 14, 2008

Jetpack :: Jill Sobule

As I write this I am moments from heading to the airport fly to Ecuador to visit a friend. Travels are clearly on my mind. Thus, in honor, although my means of transportation will be the airplane, I thought I'd post a song about a more unconventional means of traveling. This song is a favorite of mine and Meghan's and is from Jill Sobule's 2004 album, Underdog Victorious, which is an all-around fantastic record. At any rate, this song is deliciously ridiculous in that we all know we've wished for a jetpack at some point in our lives...

The video is a slide show that I'm guessing a fan made, accompanying a live acoustic performance of the song. Enjoy.

Jetpack :: Jill Sobule
If I had a jetpack the first thing that I would do
Is fly above the gridlock and come to you
I'd peek into the windows on 5th ave.
to see how the other side lives

And if I had a jetpack I would strap it on
I'd get out of this one room and I'd be gone
To where they're real houses and big front yards
If I had a jetpack

I'd take you up with me
at least we'd both be free, past the statue of liberty
In my jetpack

If I had a jetpack, I'd fly over the bridge
I'd wave to all my friends who thought I'd never rise again
I'd fly over the stadium to watch my team win, watch my team win
And if I had a jetpack, I'd bust into your door
take you by the hand to the Jersey shore
and underneath the moonlight, you'd want me even more
cause, I'd have a jetpack

I'd take you up so high
If I dropped you, you would die
but I want you by my side, in my jetpack

I don't have a jetpack. I don't even have a car
I just have this token and a head full of stars
I wish you didn't live up town so far
cause I don't have a..........jetpack

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