"Astronaut" as written by and David Byrne....
The Western lands
Day turns to Night
Immaterial play of light
It's very nice out here

Poked my hand in a hornet's nest
They flew out around my face
I guess it's just self defense

The camera pans
The focus shifts
The world is a hornet's nest
I learned my lesson well

I surf the net
And watch TV
There's peace in the Middle East
Feel like I'm an astronaut
Now I am an astronaut


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"Astronaut" as written by David Byrne

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    General CommentThis song revolves all around the idea of alienation. He is watching the world change in front of him as if he is alone watching it through a TV, or is an astronaut in space watching the earth. David himself said that the line "Feel like I'm an astronaut" was probably the cheesiest metaphor for alienation.
    WirelessBrainon October 09, 2014   Link

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