Woody Guthrie


Airline to Heaven


There’s an airline plane
Flies to Heaven every day
Past them pearly gates
If you want to ride this train
Have your ticket in your hand
Before it is too late.

If the world looks wrong
And your money’s spent and gone
And your friend has turned away
You can get away to Heaven
On this aeroplane
Just bow your head and pray.

Them’s got ears let them hear
Them’s got eyes let them see
Turn Your Eyes to the Lord of the skies
Take that airline Plane
It will Take You Home again.
Yes, to your home beyond the skies.

Well, a lot of people guess
Some say no and some say Yes
Will it take some and leave some behind?
But you will surely know
When to the airport go
To leave this world behind

Oh, a lot of speakers speak
And a lot of preachers preach
When you lay their salary on the line
But to bow your head and pray
Is the only earthly way
That you can fly to Heaven on time.
That you can reach Heaven on time.

Your ticket you obtain
On this heavenly airline plane
You leave your sins behind
You have got to take this flight
Might be daytime, might be night,
But you can’t see your way if you’re blind.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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  • Rookie N.C Cusack (10/16/2005 5:03:00 AM)

    This poem is fantastic, no wonder Bob Dylan looks up to this wonderful man. Airline plane to me is about being killed or killing yourself. Sometimes people try to kill themselves but fail to because they don't do something right which kills them.
    The ticket you obtain is just about anything in this world, its saying that you can kill yourself with just about anything you find on the floor, kitchen, in your friends house etc.
    Great poem. (Report) Reply

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