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Lay for the Day
21st January


1970: the Jumbo Jet – a Boeing 747 operated by PanAm – makes its first flight from New York to London, ushering in the era of mass aviation.
1976: Concorde, the first – and, to date, only – supersonic airliner, built as a joint venture by Britain and France, makes its first commercial flight.


Virgin Blues

Red lights shining in a foggy sky.
5.45
You fly.
Don’t slip away,
’Cause yesterday, tomorrow and today –
Don’t slip away.

Silver crosses and a turquoise ring.
You kiss the clouds
Goodbye.
Don’t slip away,
’Cause yesterday, tomorrow and today –
Don’t slip away.

Now the ocean is as blue as ink.
No time to think
You're high.
Don’t slip away,
’Cause yesterday, tomorrow and today –
Don’t slip away.


Words and music by The Children
 

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