Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair Lyrics
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4 Thoughts and Song Meanings
Part 1: I think Richard Thompson is talking about dreamers, here. Himself, no doubt. He is making fun of those who dream that they will find a miraculous love to save them from themselves. The “jet plane in a rocking chair” is the fantasy of the dreamer who imagines the impossible, that he is in a jet plane when he is in fact in a rocking chair, the very opposite of a jet plane. In these first two verses, he lists many absurd but original ways that people might fantasize, including riding a roller coaster to nowhere, people who are “dancing bears” who are deaf and dumb to the music, people who take a cruise in a diving bell etc,