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Re: Rarefied

Posted by James Briggs on January 23, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Rarefied posted by Bob on January 23, 2005

: : : : been looking for days now and haven't found any reference to this. understand it implies a priviledged club or neighborhood. maybe this is a badly bastardized quote but it's all I can remember. grateful for any help.

: : : It is a fact of physics that as you start leaving the earth's atmosphere the amount of oxygen molecules, AKA air, decreases.

: : : Anything "up", whether it be your moving in a spaceship out of the earth's atmosphere or your being in a special neighborhood or your belonging to a special club or a socio-economic level, brings you to an area where the "air" is rare and thin.

: : The phrase made me think of this word:

: : rarefied
: : Main Entry: rar·e·fied
: : Variant(s): also rar·i·fied /'rar-&-"fId, 'rer-/
: : Function: adjective
: : 1 : of, relating to, or interesting to a select group : ESOTERIC
: : 2 : very high

: : (From Merriam-Webster)
: Or

: Come fly with me, let's fly let's fly away
: If you can use some exotic booze
: There's a bar in far bombay
: Come fly with me, let's fly let's fly away

: Come fly with me, let's float down to peru
: In lama land, there's a one man band
: And he'll toot his flute for you
: Come fly with me, let's take off in the blue

: Once I get you up there,
: Where the air is rarefied
: We'll just glide
: Starry eyed
: Once I get you up there
: I'll be holding you so near
: You may here, angels cheer - just because we're together

: Weather wise it's such a lovely day
: Just say the words, and we'll beat the birds
: Down to acapulco bay
: It's perfect, for a flying honeymoon - they say
: Come fly with me, let's fly let's fly away

Wonderful lyrics - they don't very often write them like that these days!