To the Man in the Spaceship

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I've got three letters for you
I hope you receive them
I've got a problem I need an answer
I want you to know I'm looking up at the sky
Don't you know I'm just a child
I just need some kind of

Compensation for
being alone
Just need an explanation for
Why you've gone away
Maybe one day I'll follow you
Leave the atmosphere
Find a way to find
to get to you out there
If only I try
If only I try

Now that I grow tall
I'll don a mask and fly
A rocket as red as a streak of sun
Rich and glaring in the light
Shining for those without answers

Answers as to why, why you flew away
But I'll get those answers now I try
And reveal the mystery inside
So now I follow you
Into the great beyond
I've found a way to find
How to get to you
How to get to you
Now I'll get to you

Catching colds from other mothers
Holding hands with inconsistent lovers
Thoughts of you still smother me
Trying hard not to pretend
The breaking of the fisherman's bend
Burning letters I would send
To a man in the sky

I'm sorry it's not okay
I'm sorry it's not alright
I'm sorry you fly away
I'm sorry you fly tonight

I can see the clouds
I can see the stars
I can see the gates to perdition
I can see you now

My ship is crashing down
But I've made it onto yours
I know I was right
On that cold dark night
Twenty years ago
When I saw you go
My steps echo on steel
Reflect sins of the father
I can see the glass
On the top of your helm
And the emblem on your chest
My life drains from my eyes
And in my last vision
Now I finally see through the sky
With your lifeless hands
All I was, was wrong
And here we lie together
Father and son


from The New Space EP, released August 15, 2015
Strings arranged by Garrett Rose, and performed by:

Tim Reynolds - Violin I
Kathleen Parks - Violin II
Dan Lay - Viola
Evan Lunt - Cello

String session engineered by Aj Fick, assisted by Standby and Jamie Bishop.



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