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Song Parodies -> "Airline to Dayton"

Original Song Title:

"Stairway to Heaven"

Original Performer:

Led Zeppelin

Parody Song Title:

"Airline to Dayton"

Parody Written by:

Matthias

The Lyrics

If you've ever flew on an Ohioan Airline, you get my picture.
There's some luggage that's lost
Oh that's just uncontrolled
After flying the Airline to Dayton
When she get there it blows
All the stores are all closed
Through the crowd she can lose what she came for
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh and she's flying the Airline to Dayton

There's some signs of alcohol
So she wants to be sure
Cause you know some planes they have one pilot
In the seat lies a book
There's a Playboy with flings
Sometimes the stewardess is included

Ooh, makes me wonder
Ooh, where's the cover

There's a feeling I get
When we pass Budapest
And the airfare is just so deceiving
Out the window I have seen
Rings of smoke from the wings
And the panic of those who scream looking

Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, was that just thunder

And it's whispered that soon
We will all meet our doom
If the seats aren't in upright position
With this ticket they pawned
Said cheep flight to Dayton
And the conmen will echo with laughter

If there's a hustle from the front row
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a shotgun on the drag queen
Yes there are two planes you can go by
You took the wrong one
There's no time to change the flight you're on
And I made a blunder

Engine is humming hope it don't go
That would sure blow
Grim Reaper's calling you to join him
Help Navy! Did you see that wing go?
And did you know
You're suitcase is gone with the whispering wind

And as we wind on down below
The airplane falling barrel rolls
Where is the pilot we don't know?
The seatbelt bright light is aglow
Don't trust a plane that harvests mold
And if you wait it's very hard
Parachute will come to you at last
When all are done we take the fall
To land on a dock in Ohio

And she's the flying the Airline to Dayton

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 20

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Dee Range - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
What a trip!!! Very good 555
Red Ant - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL!!! 555 for you, again havent heard TOS in while, but IIRC thats sounds damn near paced perfectly, and I HAVE flown before, and air turbulence scared the hell out of me, and while I never went to Dayton, I have been to Ohio, and THAT place ( from what I saw of it ) was even MORE pathethic than where I live ( sorry Ohioians ).
Matthias - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks guys, and yeah if you think air turbulence is bad just wait till you try it with airline food.
Red Ant - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Matthias, I would rather starve to death than eat airline food ( except the peanuts). Airline food is probably as bad as prison or McDonalds food. :)
Matthias - April 03, 2005 - Report this comment
At least our airlines are better than our sports teams!!!
Cat - February 12, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM Wild Card 05) Matthias, you aren't talking about those teeny-tiny propeller planes, aren't you? Those things are truly frightening. And while airline food looks disgusting (though I've never actually eaten it) those pretzels and peanuts are good stuff.
Adagio - February 12, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM Wild Card 05) Really nice one, Matthias. 5's
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - February 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Normally, when a parody falls apart, it's a bad thing. That was NOT, I repeat NOT, the case here, it just got better the more things fell apart! And though it's been up for almost a year now it's still in the 555 meter club!
Agrimorfee - February 14, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This was pretty good, but I don't feel the same way everyone else is on it, for some reason.
Luke Brattoni - February 15, 2006 - Report this comment
(WILDCARD) I was humming this along to The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald before realising it was the wrong tune. Funny theme and well written.
John Jenkins - February 15, 2006 - Report this comment
A lot of very good lines, including the Budapest detour and the upright position line.
bobpiecheese - February 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(WILDCARD) Okay, okay, 3 travelling-related parodies for one contest is enough. At least all 3 are refreshing and different. This one more so, since it's about airplanes and not cars. Well done, Matthias.
Phil Alexander - February 16, 2006 - Report this comment
I have to say I think some of your later parodies were better than this: it's good, but not *that* good. Sorry.
Stuart McArthur - February 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(WILD) Great stuff, matthias - loved the way you made the original lines fit into the new context (esp. feeling I get when we pass Bucharest) - 555
Red Ant - February 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(WILD) See above, and thanks for not holding my diss against your home state against me (Youngstown is still a dump though ;)). A few questionable rhymes but TMGLTMSIOMO make up for that. "You’re suitcase is gone with the whispering wind", with 10,000 bags a day reported lost last year ain't that the truth!
Spaff.com - February 21, 2006 - Report this comment
A whole shload of excellent subs for the original lines - far more than I care to mention, but I'm particularly fond of "And it’s whispered that soon We will all meet our doom If the seats aren’t in upright position." What's with the "seat backs and tray tables" obsession anyway? If the thing crash lands, I doubt it'll matter much what's in full-upright-and-locked position. And yes, "That would sure blow."
Mikey Squirrel - February 25, 2006 - Report this comment
WILD- Very good placement of lyrics from the original. Makes my fear of flying more prominent than before. Great job, Matthias.
Larry Hensley - February 26, 2006 - Report this comment
WILD- I've also flown to Ohio, and this parody was high up there on the hilarious skies.
Johnny D - February 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(WILDCARD) Could be Drew Carey's airline....O-HI-O-O-O-O-o-o-o-o-o....!!!
Scathe - February 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(Wild Card) You really took off on this theme, Matthias.
Arwen - February 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Wildcard...as someone who has my share of bad airport/flying experiences, I can appreciate this, Matthias. Great job!
Tim Hall - February 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Dayton is my birthplace, and this song is very accurate about why many of us leave Ohio (myself included)
Meriadoc - March 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I've been in the Dayton airport! The waiting room had 6 seats. Honest!
Agrimorfee - August 23, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) I still feel the same way...and I think it's because there's so many important phrases from the OS still intact.
stuart mcarthur - August 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) see above, and is this the incident Neil Young was referring to when he sang "Four dead in Ohio" - and although I constantly will it to happen, sadly no Playboy I've ever read mid-flight has had one of the stewardesses in it (so far - I'm still young(ish)) - nice one Matty - reads beautifully to the OS
bobpiecheese - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(AbC4) I read this one before? I didn't know that...anywho, nice twist on the OS. Great job as usual!
Red Ant - September 01, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Still like this a lot. "It's just a shotgun on the drag queen" and "Don't trust a plane that harvests mold" stood out.
Max Power - September 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Jet-lagged 555
Below Average Dave - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) "It's just a shotgun on the drag queen". That line had me itching my head a bit Matthias to be honest. I'm sorry buddy--I just don't feel this is your best work. It paces very well, but I have to say it wasn't as funny as most your others I've read.
Jack Wilson - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
This was freakin awesome. 5s
Jeff Reuben - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Tough song to take on...well done
Cat - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above—I'd forgotten how good this is! I loved those out-of-the-blue lines like the Playboy one and "It's just a shotgun on the drag queen"...such a perfect sub!
Mikey Squirrel - September 06, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC- See above... y'know, just when my fear of flying was getting better... Great job, Matthias.
kevin - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Again not familiar with flying over ohio but i get the jist great job on the pacing though
Agrimorfee - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artitrry) And I read it a third time here and this time pacing on many of the lines is choppy...mostly on the end of a stanza for some reason.
Rex - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Had a hard time following this one, although "And it's whispered that soon / We will all meet our doom / If the seats aren't in upright position" got an LOL. And you get extra credit because I'm a Buckeye.
bobpiecheese - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) See above...and above (in technical terms, this is called 'pimping a parody')!
Below Average Dave - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My opinion hasn't changed on this one Matty, I know you don't like Led though so I'll cut you some slack just on completing this particular OS
Red Ant - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Okay, I know you don't like Zep, and they aren't the easiest to parody, but holy crap man, retire this parody already. Still good for an older work thugh, and a good STH parody.

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