Wicker Plane

Album: Year of the Crow (2007)
  • songfacts ®
  • On the State Radio website, lead singer Chad Urmston says of this song: "A pilot crashes down in a city park in a wicker plane in the middle of a hurricane. He is shunned by the locals, except for a little boy. The boy helps him haul his plane to the roof deck of the skyscraper where he lives. It is then up for interpretation whether the boy takes off in the plane by himself and perpetuates the cycle in becoming the pilot who subsequently crashes down somewhere else repeating the scenario or if the boy and the pilot take off together or... (the darker theme) that the pilot was imagined and the boy committed suicide off the building (lovely garden can mean the earth and sky or it can mean heaven)." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    adam - Boulder, CO
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

Graham ParkerSongwriter Interviews

When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"They're Playing My Song

When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.

Phone Booth SongsSong Writing

Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.