Queensryche - Jet City Woman - Meaning of the song
Queensrche's song "Jet City Woman" was released in 1990 as part of their album Empire. It was published in the United States in May 1991 and in Europe in August 1991.
After a lengthy road trip, the song is about returning home to family. Seattle, the band's hometown, is known as "Jet City." Geoff Tate's first wife, who worked as a flight attendant, inspired the story.
Jet City Woman - Lyrics
Every time I leave You say you won't be there. And you're always there. Every time I cry your name at night, you pull close and say it's alright. I look in your eyes, just like the rain. Washing me, rain wash over me. Touching your face, I feel the heat of your heartbeat echo in my head like a scream. What you do to me! Waited so long I can't wait another day without you. Jet City Woman. It's a long way, home to my Jet City Woman. I see her face everywhere, can't get her out of my mind. Whenever I'm alone I'm thinking, there's a part missing from my life. Wonder where I'd be without your love holding me together now I'm watching the time tick, tick away. Face grows longer every day. Fortunes are lost on the women I've seen but without you I can't breathe! You're the air to me! Waited so long, I'm all alone thinking about you. Jet City Woman. Got to find my way home to her. Jet City Woman. I see her face everywhere I look! Jet City Woman. Just a thousand miles and I'll be there Jet City Woman, to make the clouds go away. Time for some blue sky! Waited so long now the plane's delayed and hour, reminds me of all our days apart. Hold on, just a little longer. Jet City Woman. Wonder where I'd be, you're the air to me. Jet City Woman. Eyes like the rain, rain down on me. Jet City Woman. No more nights alone I'm almost home now. Jet City Woman. Close my eyes, I'm there in my Jet City.