The Passenger


Song Title: The Passenger
Releases: Wall Of Voodoo, Granma's House, The Index Masters, Take Me To Your Leader (The '78 & '79 Demos)
Year: 1979
Runtime: 4:07
Vocals: Stan Ridgway
Written By: Bruce Moreland, Stan Ridgway

Information/Trivia

Lyrics

A telepathic line to a shadow on the wall
Just a passenger and that is all
Taking off on a midnight flight
The airline ticket in his hand held tight
Polar route, destination - oblivion
"Can I take that little box that you're sitting on sir?"
"No that's alright miss, I'll hold it right here"
I'll need it later on when I'm up in the air
And one false movie will give it all away
Just one false movie will give it all away

Long distance calling everyone around
Bad connection - better let the operator dial
I feel the speed of the traffic zoom
A train in a tunnel and an empty room
Time for take-off, extinguish all cigarettes
In emergency, you know where the exits are
His hands are white on the box he grips
No one knows that it's their last trip
And one false movie will give it all away
Just one false movie will give it all away

Long distance calling everyone around
Bad connection - better let the operator dial
Taking off on a midnight flight
The airline ticket in his hand held tight
And one false movie will give it all away
Just one false movie will give it all away

Known Performances


Media Date Venue City
1980-01-25 Temple Beautiful San Francisco, CA
1980-11-08 California Hall San Francisco, CA
1981-02-14 The Whiskey Los Angeles, CA
1981-09-21 Club Lingerie Los Angeles, CA
1981-11-19 Bacchanal San Diego, CA
1981-12-31 The Roxy Theatre Hollywood, CA
1982-03-27 LA Valley College Valley Glen, CA
1982-11-03 Spit Levittown, NY
1982-11-15 El Mocambo Toronto, ON
1982-11-17 Dooley's East Lansing, MI
1983-03-12 Magic Mountain Valencia, CA
1983-04-01 Paramount Theatre Staten Island, NY
1983-04-21 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI

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