Hayes Yossarian is a 55 year old former college professor with a preference for whiskey, heroin, and students. His marriage over, and his once promising careers in tatters, he arrives in town looking for a place to land. As he steps off the bus, he thinks about the chorus of his favorite Drive By Truckers song.
"I'll meet you at the bottom if there is one
They told me when you hit it you'll know it
I've been falling so long, it's like gravity is gone
and I'm just floating"