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R.I.P. Richard Russell - Sky King

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Affairs' started by Insp Gadget, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Insp Gadget

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    R.I.P. Richard Russell - for one shining moment, you lived your dream.​
    Every morning at the flight line,
    you'd see him arrive, standing 5'10 about 185.
    Broad in the shoulder as he was at the hip,
    Everybody knew he didn't give a shit

    Sky King

    Some say Sky was born in New Orleans
    where he built himself a plane on a 3-D machine.
    Cut his teeth on a collective pitch,
    Old Sky was a low flying son of a bitch

    Sky King

    Then came a day at Sea-Tac line
    When his patience ran thin, and men started cryin',
    Jets were scrambled, hearts beat fast
    Everybody thought he'd breathed his last - 'cept Sky

    He pushed that collector on down to the floor,
    Til the damn gas gauge wouldn't give anymore,
    Then he barrel rolled with a frightening sound
    and crashed that plane right into the ground.

    Sky King, Sky King, We know Why...

    They never reopened his landing strip,
    they just put a marble stand on top of it,
    These few words are written on that thing...

    There ain't a man that could crash like old Sky King.

     
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