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So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again

It was John Denver penned the tune
that became anti-war anthem;
know that song bout leaving on Jet Plane?
Though John was song’s genesis
Yarro, Paul and Travers
made it hit half century gone by.

It seems the world just flits and flees
and flies the skies convulsively
Two-third million in the air’s
how many’s flying here to there
and Christmas time that number really soars

Know I’m old man with leaky eyes
whose flow of tears is seldom dry
I tell you now that family is king.
Don’t have to share some genes with me
to be part of family
from matriarch to tiny tot
Good God the gifts that I’ve begot
So thankful for my family far thrown.

These big jet plane up in sky
from first-class to folks on standby
are filled with yearning hearts.
We’re yearning to be in the arms
of loved ones who o’er world far flung
Such loneliness nearly breaks my heart.
To be here when you are there
I’m chasing my loves everywhere
I swear today I’ll hold you in my arms.

So many leaving on jet planes
converging for the holidays
Flying into arms to hold us tight
Shine a spark that can ignite
and warm a soul too often cold.

I’m seeing my family
can’t know what they mean to me
Seeing my family
Oh, Lord! Infinite ecstasy!
Seeing my family!
Laughing with everyone hugging me
Seeing my family!
It’s love that lasts eternally.
Seeing my family,
today love flows from inside me
Seeing my family,
God bless, slipping away from me,
Seeing my family,
Declare Love’s thing that sets us free

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Seeing my family,
Declare Love’s thing that sets us free
Seeing my family,
Declare Love’s thing that sets us free
I pray to you, Lord please keep them safe.