I Built My Own Spaceship

by The Astroyeahs

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1.
It's likely you've never ever heard of me But the fact is it was only temporary I'm working across through the milky way I'm gonna reach out to you all just like a shining ray I wanna be universal I just wanna be loved by everyone I wanna have appeal in every place I wanna put a smile on every face I wanna be the brightest light in the sky I wanna be cloned after I die I wanna be bigger than the bang I wanna be universal I've mapped a tour along a comet's wake And if you give me your hand I will give it a shake But if you've got tentacles well it's okay I'm gonna reach out to you all just like a shining ray (chorus) How can I prove to the rest of existence I should be known it will take some persistence I come in peace and I leave the same All that I ask is you remember my name (chorus)
2.
03:26
We were warned But always hoped that The worst case scenario would stay back Cause things go wrong With relative ease Now we'll have to be fast to get out in one piece Oh go go go get to the emergency bay Get in, close the door and we'll be on our way We don't have much time, no the ship's gonna blow The view from the escape pod should be quite a show So push that big red button now It could have been Speeding space trash It could rip through the hull and cause us to crash Or maybe it was Just a bad wire But whatever it was now the bridge is on fire There's a line That I have rehearsed You may know it, it goes 'safety first' And when things All fall apart You know that I take it to heart
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(free) 02:51
You smiled at me and told me everything was gonna be Alright Well alright But you couldn't know the way that my heart was gonna go Cause I'm yours Yeah I'm yours But the biggest mistake that I ever made was Falling for a girl in a hologram display cause I wanna hold you but you've nothing to hold And you're staying young and I'm getting old And you're staying young and I'm getting old Oh you glow You shimmer Without you The light's much dimmer They all say You died long ago But baby I can't let go Your personality is so unbelievably Charming You're so charming And I don't really care if it's not real and it's just software Cause I'm yours Yeah I'm yours
4.
What are the chances Two paths intersect Moving cross the universe Last time I checked It just happened to the two of us How do you like those odds How do you like those odds I ask you where you're from And you tell me I've never heard of the place But that's hardly A surprise cause we're up in space And it's really very large Yeah it's really very large You were exploring I was exploring Though it never gets boring We didn't know what we were searching for But now we don't have to search anymore I think we found it It's a daunting thought Infinity But I hadn't considered that Destiny Would lead me exactly where I needed to be Had it ever crossed your mind Had it ever crossed your mind
5.
Every night you go to the window Without a word, you've got a grin though You're just fine but you're there for hours I guess that you just wanna see the meteor showers They're unimportant, the objects you praise That's not to say that they can't amaze But can't you see, they are not near There's things much more immediate right here All that you want is so remote I'm right beside you patiently waiting I don't Understand your obsession and why you won't Look away, from your telescope Oh I hate your telescope Yeah I hate your telescope I'd love to break your telescope I hope you're happy cause I can't cope With being second to your telescope The only reason you come out to play There's nothing to see during the day Even so sometimes you're not all there You just lean back and you stop and stare
6.
I've done this a thousand times before But it always makes me worry You know we may never make it back again So won't you tell me what's your hurry The scanners say that it's okay But I say we're safe in here So let's have a sit and just wait a bit Oh won't you help me dear It's a dilemma in the airlock I get crazy in the airlock I don't wanna leave the airlock But I'll always follow you I don't know why I'm afraid And to you it doesn't make any sense But going where no one has gone before Has a habit of making me tense There might be air that I can't breath There could be creatures that would feast on me There might be dangers that I can't see There's probably a ton of possibilities
7.
Oh I'll admit it's true That when it comes to math you always pull through But if I need someone to help me through a slump You're not the one I turn to If you're put to the test With crucial jobs you really are the best But if I've got a funny joke to tell You will never understand the jest Well I guess that I can be your friend But you will never be my best friend Cause you will always be a robot You will always be a robot (and it's not the same) When you finally break It's easy to just fix and remake But don't think you can do the same for me You know nothing about heart ache
8.
03:28
You may live on the other side of this rock It sounds far but it's just a five minute walk The low gravity might be getting to me oh whoa But it's coming down and it's time for you to go This planet isn't big enough Not for the two of us You'd better take off This planet isn't big enough Not for the two of us So just blast off You drive around making noise in your hovermobile But you never stopped to think how it made me feel You can stay on your side but I still know you're here Cause I can smell your breath on the atmosphere I don't like you and you don't like me Not what I would call a science fantasy I just want to be left alone So won't you try to find another home I don't like you and you don't like me That's all there is to it not much you can do I just want to be left alone So won't you try to find another home
9.
You had your fun But oh it wasn't right Now look at what you've done This world it burns tonight You take what you want But don't leave what you should You build a monument And it all turns into mud So you abandon the land It's just like you planned Cause when you're traveling through space There's always another place somewhere You're a menace to the galaxy Wherever you go, whenever you leave, there's nothing ever left to see You're the scourge of the galaxy But no one will ever remember because you're writing history You can't sit still And you always need more You pillage and kill Under the guise of war You had your fun But oh it wasn't right Now look at what you've done This world it burns tonight
10.
I'm just trying to keep my distance I can't afford to get too near Coming here was a bad move in the first place And now it's too late or so I fear I heard before that you were trouble But you're much hotter than I could have known The clock is ticking while I move in circles Hope's no rock, it's a sinking stone You're making me sweat You're making me burn You're turning me blind And there's nowhere to turn You're stealing my night And you ruin my day But try as I might I'll never get away My orbit's in decay I'm never gonna get away I was fine until you flared up Fried my engine and you ruined me Against your will I'll got no power You'll destroy before you set me free When I was young I always wondered Cause you're a beauty from afar But now I see that you're nothing special You're all the same, you're a just a star

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released May 25, 2009

All music written, composed, and recorded by Gabriel Koenig (as The Astroyeahs).

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Gabriel Koenig makes music, video games and other various forms of art. His styles are continually evolving but remain thematically focused on the dark absurdity of human existence.

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