Aural Story of the Week – Local Natives

Pitchfork says “Airplanes” by Local Natives is about a band member’s grandfather. Sub in anyone you’d like to have a few more moments with, and it works:

The desk where you sit inside of a
frame made of wood
I keep those chopsticks you had from when
you taught abroad in Japan

I love it all so much
I call
I want you back

I did not know you as well
as my father knew you
every question you took the
time to sit and look it up in the
encyclopedia

I love it all so much
I call I want you back

It sounds like we
would of had a great deal to say
to each other
I bet when I leave
my body for the sky the wait will
be worth it

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