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The Aeroplane is OUT NOW!

by Shell 4th Nov 2022 | 21 comments

Tim’s new single The Aeroplane is OUT NOW!

The song was written for UPRIGHT Season 2. More on that coming soon.
Tim: “It’s a weepy one”.

Listen here: tim-minchin.lnk.to/theaeroplaneWE.

Right now, if you click this link or head over to Tim’s YouTube Shorts, you can find out how to win an Apart Together Vinyl Bundle: https://tktrev.com/TimMinchinAeroplane

Here’s the video. He’s wearing a beanie and there are some familiar faces for those of you who caught the BACK tour.

Lyrics below.

If I had the blueprint or the brain
I would build an aeroplane
I’d fashion wings of balsa wood and glue
And I would fly to you

I’d carve a prop from old recycled would haves
All these relentless could have
These pointless might have beens
Oh the storms that I would gladly battle through
So I could fly to you

Had I the method or the means
I would build a time machine
I’d make it from the scraps you aways find
When someone leaves their broken dreams behind

And I’d fuel it with the beats that my heart misses
When you sign your name with kisses
Made of x’s when you text me
It’s so silly but
Any fuel and any fire will do
I will fly to you

And I’d carve a prop from old recycled would haves
All these relentless could haves
These pointless might have beens
Oh the storms that I would gladly battle through
So I could fly to you
Oh the storms that I would gladly battle through
So I could fly to you


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Ralf G. on 15th of August 2023

Fantastic song!!!
I thought that the song “Carry You” cannot be topped. But, it is possible!!!
Hope you will come to Germany soon.

Best regards from Germany

Andrés on 29th of June 2023

Bloody brilliant! Tears in my eyes as I type watching the end is season 2.
Thank You Tim, you fucking rock!

Lewis on 22nd of March 2023

This is so powerful. Tim Minchin is such a unique and talented artist and in my opinion, he stands among the greatest musicians of all time.


Joan Greene on 18th of March 2023

This is one of the most beautiful songs that I have ever heard. The lyrics are brilliant. I can just see every image. It touches me to the core. Thank you for reminding me that art and beauty can restore a soul and tell a universal story!

Alison Brown on 14th of February 2023

Oh this song is beautiful, moving, poignant, thoughtful and impactful.
You make me laugh but with this you make me cry – wonderful

Bruce W on 10th of February 2023

Tim – Discovered Upright by accident through Amazon on US television. Loved Season One and was so happy when I found Season 2. Just completed S2 and broke down (in a happy way) during the final scene and your performance of Aeroplane. The series, the song…simply brilliant. Matilda is getting great exposure in the US, I hope many more Americans are able to discover all that you have to offer. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!

Peter Watson on 17th of December 2022

Fantastic season 2, I loved it. Also love the Aeroplane. It was the perfect ending to the series. Please, please can we have the sheet music for it.

Thank you so much.

Kate on 15th of December 2022

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

Toni-Maree Rugen on 15th of December 2022

Upright is simply the best series ever, that is all, simply the best.

Lesley on 7th of December 2022

Hi Tim, just watched upright S2 loved the aeroplane and really want the single either cd or vinyl

Cheryl Crynes on 4th of December 2022

Having enjoyed Upright 1 the 2nd was just as good, you are so brilliant Tim.
I sit here alone day in day out unable to walk trying to keep myself busy as much as I am able, listen to music, mostly Leonard Cohen, and every now and then watch TV.
When you sang the Aeroplane song at the end of the episode I cried so much and fell in love with your words.
I have just lost my beautiful youngest Son and then 3 months later my adored Husband and your song hit my heart strings so strongly.
Thank you Tim for your understanding of life, your comedy I love and your sad emotions. I am playing your Aeroplane song over and over it means so much to me and how I feel. A loving, wishing, hopeful, happy, sadness. xxxx

Stewart on 28th of November 2022

Tim, Tim, Tim….your dialogue in the season 2 finale is heart wrenching. Your reference to jigsaw puzzles and missing pieces reflect my life. I have written songs that reference them and how it’s the missing pieces that are the tapestry that holds things together. The missing pieces do indeed make up the best parts. Thanks so much for sharing your heart with us.

Stewart Melrose on 28th of November 2022

Tim, Tim. Tim….
What can I say? Your dialogue in the last episode of Season 2 where you refer to missing jigsaw pieces says it all for me. I have written songs about jigsaws with missing pieces and you summed it up perfectly. It’s the missing pieces that make things right. Love this song – kudos to you and your heart.

Josephine on 26th of November 2022

Thank you so much Tim Minchin you have a beautiful gift and I’m so grateful you have shared it with everyone.
The whole upright series was an amazing adventure and the end just warned my heart especially with your beautiful words in the aeroplane song.

Jen Dash on 24th of November 2022

We just finished watching the 2nd season of Upright brilliant and cried my eyes out but it was nothing like this new song just amazing thank you xx

Helen Wood on 10th of November 2022

Another beautiful ballad by a master musician & brilliant poet. I love Tim’s love songs that convey the more angsty emotions and I believe Apart Together is the ultimate expression of true lasting love. Very proud of the creative talent that originates from my home town. Love your work, Tim.

Patrick Doyle on 8th of November 2022

Spot on mate.
Thank you.

Phil on 7th of November 2022

Love it!
Not funny but like where your going with this👍

Roger on 5th of November 2022

Wonderful & brilliant in these times of over-stimulation.
Thank you very much for this piece of music!!!

Mark Labozzetta on 4th of November 2022

Sheesh, last series of Upright at least waited until the last episode before making me ball like a baby. This year’s series is going hard early

Elliott Sargent on 4th of November 2022

Wow. That was such a beautiful song, enough to bring up a tear. Tim, you’re a genius and I hope you know it.

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