January 21, 2011 8:02 PM

Apologies for my absence — again. I will be releasing an album under the moniker Kings Of Last Night this year, and I want to share with you an outtake, a B-side if you will, a sketch of a song that didn't make the album but deserves to be played on the internets. That song is "Pilot", a story of aviation, extended metaphors, the fourth wall, and disaster. External links: KOLNBandcamp

If you're the aluminium
The leg room at a premium
The prisoner trapped in this big cigar

And if you're the clawing sweating at
The shared armrest dreading
All along this trip between sea and star

Then I want to be the pilot

You're the expectation of a sunny destination
Wearing shades three sizes too loud
Yours is the elation of a young soul on vacation
The camera taking pictures of clouds

But then I get to be the pilot in this extended metaphor
As the writer of this song I feel entitled to a little more
The rhymes are a bit spurious and I'm breaking the fourth wall
But I want to be the pilot, is all

You were the voice breaking on the intercom, stick shaking
When the fat man started praying in a drawl
You were the panicked flight attendant lying "it's gonna be alright"
You were the unrecoverable stall

And I was the pilot

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Very nice, crisp recording. Melodica and glockenspiel unison: who'da thought? That's a really nice touch. And Kings Of Last Night is a great name, by the way, I really like that. Kinda reminds me of the name of a band I used to have, History of the Last Five Minutes.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:48 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Really nice quality recording.
Sounds effortless and yet I know a whole shitload of effort went into it.
Well done.
posted by chococat at 10:37 PM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

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