In the Basement (Sheaffer - Skehan)

First played

June 29, 2004

Last played

October 08, 2011

Times played

13

Lyrics/Notes

the ribs are in the wings
the tail is steady & the engine sings
she’ll be a flyer when the glue is dry
they’ll lift her up & take her to the sky

johnny’s in the basement
working hard all through the night
putting glue & wood together
& a plane is taking flight

in the blue above the field
against the silent clouds
they watch her wheel
she’s a flyer . . sailing good & true
son & father guiding her through

johnny’s in the basement
working hard all through the night
putting glue & wood together
& the plane is taking flight

everything . . in it’s time . . . in it’s time. . in it’s time
everything . . . where’d it go . . where’d it go . .
where did it go . .

there is dust now on the wings
hanging down . . down from the ceiling
where today the music plays
it soars & lands . . on the flyers that remain

johnny’s in the basement
working hard all through the night
putting notes together
and a tune is taking flight

o, johnny’s in the basement
working hard all through the night
putting glue & wood together
& the plane is taking flight

o, johnny’s in the basement
working hard all through the night
putting notes together
& the tune is sounding right

Shows played

2004-06-29 Palms Playhouse
2004-07-06 Suede
2004-07-09 Ranch Bowl
2004-07-10 Martyrs'
2004-08-15 Doug's Cabin porch
2004-08-28 R2
2004-09-08 Grog Shop
2004-11-04 Constable Jack's
2004-12-10 Harper's Ferry
2004-12-11 Meadows Music Theatre