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Dan Steven: Music

Plane to Jerusalem

(Dan Steven)
February, 2003
Dan Steven
First sung in 2000 at the Woodstock ICS Conference CD release of Beggars and Kings. At the time, Dan said that he had written it five years earlier; he was going to sing it now, in the solo section of the concert, because he'd just found out he was going to Israel; he was excited.
Plane to Jerusalem

I found me a plane to Jerusalem
Going down to Gethsemane
And I’ll sing to the sands of the Holy Land
Till the prophets start speaking to me

If you don’t see me tomorrow
Please don’t be waiting round for me
I will be oceans away playing music
On a corner in a Middle Eastern street
Please don’t be long, my God, be waiting for me

Sail into fall and your winds have been calling
When summer hits autumn, I’ll be home to you
And on Holy Mount Zion
I’ll lay with the Lion
And sing to the light of your amber moon
Maybe pick up the Pope on a visit to Rome
Play a few rounds of Monopoly
And we’ll smoke cigarettes and go fishing
On the Sea of Galilee

Please don’t be long, my God, waiting for me

So if you don’t see me tomorrow
Don’t be waiting round for me
I will be oceans away playing music
On a corner of a Middle Eastern street

Because I found me a plane to Jerusalem
Going down to Calvary’s tree
And I’ll sing to the sands of the Holy Land
Till the prophets start speaking
To me.