On their third studio album, “Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right, but Three Do” Relient K really hit their stride. The album did relatively well, and reviews were positive. One of the clear breakout tracks of the album is the album closer, Jefferson Aero Plane. A clear winner of a song that successfully conveys the childhood feelings of lead singer Matt Theissen and guitarist Matt Hoopes as they drove around in their old beat up Reliant K. Throughout their career Relient K has attempted to convey the feelings that they felt listening to the music that they grew up with, and Jefferson Aero Plane is no exception. The song clocks in at around 10 minutes long, but only because there is a secret bonus track after the actual song ends.
Still, it is an epic song with all the classic Relient K flair. There are mentions of sweaters, love and Aero Planes. The most memorable line is, “Jefferson Aero Plane, trapped and I am enclosed, but I won’t complain, I’ll open all the windows.” This song makes obvious references to the band Jefferson Airplane, as Matt and Matt listened to the music with the windows down. It also serves as a reference to an actual airplane. Pretty clever wordplay, as has come to be expected from the group.
The song is so popular with Relient K fans that it has been included on no less than three separate albums in two different forms. The version on the Spooky –Ep and Two Lefts don’t make a right, but three do” is a full guitar based track, The latter is on “the Birds and the Bee-sides” and it is an acoustic based track.