LAURIE ANDERSON lyrics - The Night Flight From Houston

LAURIE ANDERSON
"The Night Flight From Houston"
(Laurie Anderson)

It was the night flight from Houston.
Almost perfect visibility.
You could see the lights
From all the little Texas towns far below.
And I was sitting next to a fifty-two year old woman
Who had never been on a plane before.
And her son had sent her a ticket and said:
"Mom, you've raised ten kids; it's time you got on a plane."

She was sitting in a window seat staring out
And she kept talking about the Big Dipper and that Little Dipper and pointing;
And suddenly I realized that she thought we were in outer space
Looking down at the stars.

And I said:
"You know, I think those lights down there are the lights from little towns."