i bet when i leave / my body for the sky / the wait will be worth it

i love it all so much
i call … i want you back

listen: local natives – airplanes

the best part of airplanes by local natives is the way the strings come in during the second chorus and turn this 2008 indie pop song into an unforgettable treasue. local natives’ singer/keyboardist kelcey ayers  wrote these lyrics about the longing of getting to meet his late grandfather who was a great man and a pilot, that died before he was born. by remembering the meaning and challenging your own interpretation, the music showcases a sweet smile within the piano notes and an overwhelming pain of loss throughout the strength of the drums.

photo by: summer freckles