Did You Know A Song Had Been Written About SeaTac Airport? We Didn’t Either!


In 2005, British band The Wedding Present released an album called Take Fountain.  A single from that album was titled “Ringway to Seatac,” a song about quarreling lovers, one of whom threatens to head from Manchester (Ringway) to SeaTac!  That’s kind of funny, because I’ve flown the opposite leg, SeaTac to Manchester.

Here’s the video for the song, with lyrics to follow.  It’s the kind of song that those frustrated with City government might sing, metaphorically…

You ask me how I feel, well suddenly this is all for real
It hasn’t seemed like that till now, it’s as if you were still mine somehow
I hope you’ve realised just how I’m being so civilised
But it’s nearly time I went, we’ve got one last chance to have an argument

And watching you walk back to your car
Was the lowest point of my life so far

Don’t stare into my eyes, I couldn’t bear for you to realise
That I’m still desperately in love with you and darling that’s all I can think of
It’ll get easier every day, well I’ll be five thousand miles away
And I’m good at hiding pain but now I really should get on that plane

And watching you walk back to your car
Was the lowest point of my life so far

As if you still could ever do a single thing
That’d make me hate you


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