At first I thought the perspective of this song was from aging pilots in the footage of the fighter planes. I looked up Eric Burdon's bio and he was born in 1941 so might have some childhood memories of war fears.
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Originally posted by maxdog: Many years ago when “Sky Pilot” came out a WWII vet told me a Sky Pilot was military slang for a chaplain.
Wow, seems so obvious listening to it now. "Sky Pilot" was on the radio at the height of Nam and I just passed it off as a rather ham-handed anti-war song when such songs were everywhere. Not to say it wasn't anti-war, it was, but something more than one-dimensional.
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