Berklee was written about Chanan’s second flight attendant girlfriend “Lee.” The first one Blonde on Blue was written for, whose name was “Trish” from United Airlines. Well Lee was from American airlines. Chanan felt very blessed to have these two lovely young ladies leaning on his arm. Berklee, like the following track Broke Wing Angel (see the You tube Video for it) just poured out of his pen at first take, which by no means always happened to him. He called the “flighty rides Arrivals and Departures.” He was working as a Commissionaire pounding the pavement sometimes in the night shift. The girls would come out of the Arrivals Terminal all talking and laughing, and Chanan would escort them to their van that would take them to their designated hotels in “YYC - Calgary International Airport. “Quite a romantic setting when you get right down to it.” And, “I really hoped these two consecutive relationships were going to go places; so the songs describe somewhat of the impossibility of such ‘flighty’ relationship succeeding. I guess some do, but I hope they can indicate a little wise caution when young people feel that instantaneous love urge. Just, remember to go “Woah there” slow down a bit - things may not be quite as stunning as things seem. Its a surface thing to acknowledge the outer beauty (Trish was called “Michelle” by the other flight attendents because she looked like Michelle Pfeiffer, while Lee resembled Megan, you know “Sleepless in Seattle!” Chanan admitted if anyone was sleepless during the weeks he was in these relationships, it was him.
berklee copyright, 2004, library of congress