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?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
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 ...
Further clarification on Laurie Anderson's "from the air" are analyzed. The captain and the plane symbolizes are given.