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Further clarification on Laurie Anderson's "from the air".

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What does the lines "this is the time. Put your hands over your eyes, Jump out of the plane" mean? Who or what do the captain and the plane symbolize?

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Further clarification on Laurie Anderson's "from the air" are analyzed. The captain and the plane symbolizes are given.

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I am definitely torn between two interpretations of this song: on the one hand, of a society in crisis, and, on the other, the individual human situation in a modern context. I think a case can be made for both and, as usual, it depends upon how you read the symbolism.
<br>For example, I think that the "captain" is supposed to be a god. On a personal level, the song can then be read as god speaking to ...

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