Balto – Airplanes

“When I wrote “Airplanes,” I was thinking about the crushing loneliness that comes out of being far from home, the idealism that has put my friends and I in that sort of position, and the yearning for something simpler that often comes out of that experience.”

-Dan Sheron, Balto – American Songwriter

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Credits

Directed by Quinn Allan
Director of Photography – Zach Carter
Key Grip – Jeff Hammond
Camera Assistant – Johnny Buell
Story by Daniel Sheron
Written by Daniel Sheron and Quinn Allan

Starring:
Harrison Edington as “Kid”
Nicholas Salamone as “Man”
Luke Beckel as “Bathtub Guy”
Krissy Beckel as “Bathtub Girl”

Created by Mongrel Studios – a Portland-based multimedia production company. Shot in May 2013 in Northeast Portland, OR and Kelley Point Park (North Portland, OR).

Lyrics

As a child I looked at airplanes
Learned all their technical names
I never could guess what they’d doAnd I spent my youth waiting in airports
Convinced of a purpose
I’m lit up, I’m love, I’m a man

And I’ve rented rooms that change with the seasons
I forget the reasons
The bottom falls out, I’m alone

I hid in the corner, the tanks on parade down below
Looking back homewards, shedding old tears for you
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But can I stay with you just for a little while
Been trouble all behind
And lying here beside you
Hell I want to get it right this time

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When I make it home I’ll hand out key-chains
And souvenir ashtrays
But I’ll save the full story for you

When I make it home, get a house like my brothers’
And be a good husband
All simple and static and whole

I’ll probably be older, when the fever burns out of my mind
But I gotta tell you, I’m lit-up, I’m filled up and trying