Posted by Bob on January 23, 2005

In Reply to: Rarefied posted by ESC 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)

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