City in the Sky

13,760 Feet

This song appeared in Airways magazine along
with my story "Before CRM" in November 2011.

Words by Mark L Berry & Music by Larry Seger
Performed by Larry Seger and Lt. Col. Sheri Miller

City in the Sky - lyrics

I want a coffee at 40 West
Is that so hard to do?
When I give an order
I expect it carried through

It’s a city in the sky
It’s a city with a king
Those who make a living
Must kneel and kiss his wings

Don’t you dare talk back to me
Or I’ll fire you on the spot
You see me wearing four gold stripes
And when I look at you you’re not

On wooden ships with iron men
Many miles away from shore
The captain’s word was law back then
But we don’t need tyrants anymore

When I sign the logbook
That means from nose to tail
The captain is the man in charge
On jets and boats that sail

And on that flight
He ruled through the night
But planes don’t fly forever
As he flew
The crew all knew
His rule ended with the gear lever

It’s a city in the sky
It’s a city with a king
In charge of his last endeavor
It’s a city in the sky
It’s a city with a king
And time for a new ruler

 

Lyrics Copyright©2011 by Mark L Berry

 


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