"Astro" as written by and Neil Mullane Finn....
You weightless astronaut
You sunset diving bird
You cool wind set upon the branches of a tree
You holding my attention

You are my first impression
And I can recognize the life that I've been given
One day they will discover you
Low cloud moving cross the sky

One day they will uncover you
Young girl wash the sleep out of your eyes
Dust on my piano
Wool rest never sleeping

All your best one-liners borrowed from a film
The thing that gets to me
Is how you're never free
And how the spirit yearns

Your body is a prison
One day they will discover you
Low cloud moving cross the sky
One day they will uncover you...

The thing that gets to me
Is how you're never free
And how the spirit yearns
Your body is a prison

Bright as her eyes wide in the night
Why can't you see me?
Come with the wind, time to begin
There'll be no compromise

When all you want is wrapped around you
As those saints preserve us when we're dying
To pick us up from where we're lying

One day they will discover you
One day they will uncover you
Bright as her eyes wide in the night

They will discover you
They will discover you...


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"Astro" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

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    General CommentA girl. Free-spirited, trapped within her own shell. Perhaps behind a mask. She wants to be something that she's not being noticed for. He wants her to bide her time. One day, they will realise she's more than what she's pegged for.
    trinity_tragedyon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that Neil Finn described this song as being about watching your own funeral. I guess that would kind of explain, "As those saints preserve us when we're dying, To pick us up from where we're lying."
    mbdownunderon April 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think Neil said somewhere he had no idea what the lyrics even meant himself, and still doesn't to this day.
    The song is extremely metaphoric and I think it is about a young girl hoping to be something great in life but is somewhat hindered and too young and maybe confused and at the age where are easily influenced and mimic others. - I think this is explained in the line 'all your best one liners are borrowed from a film'. I think it is certainly written as a mother or father figure in second person as if telling their daughter they know, and agree, but the timing isn't right just yet in her life and needs to be herself rather than imitating others but she won't listen to them. I think perhaps the elder figures are in show-business or something similar and they are warning her of how you are never free. Although certain parts are disjointed and appear non themed in the lyrics.
    helterskelon May 31, 2015   Link

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