You Can’t Say Bomb on A Plane

You could probably get away with saying the word bomb on a plane, but you would be tempting fate and most likely risking a cavity search.  Male nurse Greg Focker in Meet The Parents played by Ben Stiller testifies that he didn’t say that he had a bomb and he wonders why it would be wrong to say the word bomb on a plane, but poorly chosen comments can lead to your arrest, even if you are joking, as this would be like saying the word fire in a movie theater, because it will surely cause panic.  Most firearms, explosives, and incendiary devices are scary and these offensive weapons are prohibited in many places. They say that you should never bring a knife to a gun fight, but when you run out of bullets, a knife can be a handy weapon.

Last week we had A Little Lamb where the theme was songs that feature lyrics of Concern, Fear, Fret, Worry suggested by Fandango of This, That and the Other.  This week the theme is songs that feature lyrics of Bomb, Gun, Knife, Weapon.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Think of these as being suggestions instead of being rules:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

This week I will be writing about the song ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan, and next week, I will be writing about the U2 song ‘Angel of Harlem’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
January 23, 2022 – Tribute songs written in memory of someone
January 30, 2022 – Songs featured in films that made the charts
February 6, 2022 – Space, Planets, Aliens suggested by Di of pensitivity101
February 13, 2022 – Can’t, Don’t, Shouldn’t, Won’t

39 thoughts on “You Can’t Say Bomb on A Plane

  1. A classic synth/new wave track. I’ve always liked John Fox, even when he was lead singer with Ultravox before Midge Ure.

    Oh do you get the smell of burning metal?
    Can you feel that heartbeat under the sea?
    Well it’s just me and Oppenheimer waltzing
    With crowded streets in chromakey

    And all the glow boys in their lipstick and shadows
    And gold leaf on their delicate skins
    Well they can filter through your curtains like nerve-gas
    They leave their laughter on the wind

    And we’re dancing
    Yes we’re dancing
    We’re dancing like a gun

    Nothing I can see looks like an exit
    So I’m making you into a door
    You’ve been a guaranteed constant companion for so long
    I’ll almost miss you when I go

    And there’s silence in your silver passing
    And stardust scattered over your breasts
    Then I looked around and found
    All the faces of the world
    As the ballroom floor gets fused to glass
    And we’re dancing
    Yes we’re dancing
    We’re dancing like a gun

    We’ll walk in the silent places
    In the wake of the storms
    Swim through our own cathedral
    Trailing the dawn…

    Dresses of light and ashes
    Proud in display
    Lovers and enemies
    All waltzing in the waves…

    Oh we’re dancing
    Yes we’re dancing
    We’re dancing like a gun
    Like a gun

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Dennis Leigh (aka: John Foxx)

    Dancing Like a Gun lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  2. Back in the late 90s….before 9/11 My wife and I were at the airport…we were waiting in a long line and then finally they checked her carry on bag…they went through it and kept on and on…finally running out of patience…my wife said the magic word…”what are you looking for? A bomb?”…
    All of a sudden cops started to come from doors that I didn’t know existed.. oh yea…you don’t say that word.
    Later on they finally let her on the plane…she learned a lesson that day.

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