Words of Others | Wishing on an Airplane

I heard the song "Airplanes Pt. 2" by the rapper B.o.B. on the radio on my way into work last week. It opened with these lines, sung by Hayley Williams of the band Paramore:

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars.

I could really use a wish right now, a wish right now, a wish right now.

I thought this was a really creative take on staring at the sky in the city. And a really sad image.

There are actually two versions of this song on the album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. I liked Pt. 2 better than the first version. Pt. 2 is more about not squandering your talents and dreams than the first version. Pt. 2 has a really good verse with Eminem about that.

I listened to the rest of the album, but I wasn't too impressed with it. But this song is great. You can listen to either of them at the first and fourth links from B.o.B.'s website above, and the whole album is available at the link on its title.