Semi Precious Weapons – “Aviation High”

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Recently, we had the pleasure of listening to what Justin Tranter (Semi Precious Weapons) had to say about their song “Aviation High.” The song carries an interesting electronic trance that pulls you in. The lyrics about being high on love have a similar repeating pattern that helps drive the direction of the song. Or as Justin puts it, “We all under-wrote and under-played, just let the vibe and story lead the way.”

Background:
“Aviation High” is a love song about a time in my life when I was so in love and in lust that I felt high all the time. Higher than a kite, aviation high, NASA high. Those moments when you’re so into that high you aren’t afraid of the crash. When you’re so into the person you aren’t afraid of heart break.

We wrote and recorded it in one day at Axident’s studio here in Los Angeles. So of course there were maximum two clouds in the sky, and the whiskey was warm. The writing process was one of the those beautiful organic moments you hope happen every time you walk into a studio. Everyone just started writing and exploring at the same time and the pieces all fell into place. We all under-wrote and under-played, just let the vibe and story lead the way.

Lyrics
I like the way you look in my town

I like the way you look on my street
I like the way you look in my house
I like the way you look in my sheets

I like the way you taste with a drink
I like the way you taste with a smile
I like the way you taste when I sing
I like it when it’s been a while (x2)

Our night is lit by the city moon
And see myself reflect on you
I know what I was meant to do

We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re aviation high

We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re aviation high
Aviation (x3)
We’re aviation high

I find myself counting the days
I find myself counting your lashes
I think I memorized your face
But then again who hasn’t

The moments when you say what you should
The moments when you say something better
Feels so good I wish you would
Keep on saying them forever(x2)

Our night is lit by the city moon
And see myself reflect on you
I know what I was meant to do

We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re aviation high

We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re aviation high
Aviation (x3)
We’re aviation high

Don’t wake me up when you’re leaving
Cause I wanna keep on dreaming of this

We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re aviation high

We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re alive alive
We’re aviation high
Aviation (x3)
We’re aviation high
Aviation (x3)
We’re aviation high

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