I dreamt I had to go to Mars. I'm always kidding on about going to Mars for the day, but faced with the reality of it, in a dream, I was terrified. And it wasn't going to be like a moon trip - there was three of us going, but we couldn't all go on the same ship; we had to go one at a time with a day between us. I had to go first, and it was the thought of passing through all that black space, all the darkness with nothing in it, and then being the first one to land there, all alone... I knew it was supposed to be all dark around, with just a red surface, but what if I got there and it was light, all civilized and populated and stuff? So I made a plan.

The other astronauts were going to be my dad and my sister, and my dad would come first after me, so I decided when I landed I would just stay in my seat until he got there, and then we could get out together and have a look around and see what sort of things were there.

And when I woke up and I was lying in the darkness, I thought I had landed. And I just lay still for a while, waiting for my dad to get there too.

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    General CommentThis song kills me, it's sort of beautiful, and Stuart Murdoch sounds just like a little boy.
    maud*on October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is hilarious!! It sounds so genuine.
    MalFunkton November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not hilarious, it's devastating, he just sounds so lost and insecure and you never find out if his dad did get there.
    spamuellon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's stuart david on this song, i wasnt sure if maud* knew that idk but about the song... it took me a few listens before i started liking it.. now i love it ! great story
    barbshishon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the instrumental song at the end! i wonder how he came up with this story
    campbellon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the base sound (or whatever instrument it is) that plays throughout the story. love the accent too :D
    Gaaraon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me so much of The Gift by Velvet Underground. I love the reading of stories with badass music in the background.
    kristinkyon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how he says 'faced with the reality of it, in a dream', like dreams are some sort of alternate reality.
    waltzon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo I made a plan...
    DoctorRobotNickon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti would have to say that this song is one of the greatest songs ever written, period. the spoken "story telling" lyrics fit the atmosphere of the song perfectly. the instrumentation is top notch. the bass is perfect, the guitar riff is spacy, the drumming is jazzy, the sax riffs are so thought out but random at the same time. a perfect example of how a song should be written.
    darkglobe2008on August 14, 2008   Link

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