As you sat on the bed
Moments from your end
Inconceivable dread
Inches from your head
I can't bear to imagine you

In that horror scene
One too sad to be
In my mind's eye I am there
Embracing you so scared
Now you kill me too
You killed me too

Decidedly willing to lie for you
Absolutely willing to cry for you
Ill at ease in saying goodbye to you
A part of me will never know

I am there again, intervals of red
An accomplice to
Things I couldn't do
In a fable disabled

I say words like foolish son
God what have you done
I'm a thin blue cliché, hopelessly
I'm a mouthful of doubtful

Decidedly willing to lie for you
Say again
Willing to cry for you
Finally saying goodbye to you
A part of you I'll never know

Looking through the spyglass in a punctured sky
While your garden died
You couldn't see the sky for your fallen stars?
Endless in your arms

You were still alive even as the sad astronaut

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Sad Astronaut song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentHow can nobody have commented on this. This is ofcourse about the suicide of Derrick Plourde, the original drummer.

    I have to give Lagwagon props on this album. The band actually matured really quick after Derrick's death. Sad day that was when Derrick took his life!
    nsjdogon January 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is truely amazing...i recently lost a good friend and i guess just by listening to this song and other songs from this album i can relate to what the band is going through. Hmmm tis a very sad time.
    Punker32on February 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great! One of the best on the album! The lyrics are crazy good! Gave me shivers! Almost made me cry! wow!

    R.I.P Derrick
    BrandSpankingNewon January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song DID make me cry. My God, this band are unbelievable.
    punkrawkprincess81on January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJoey, please finish the Bad Astronaut record for Derrick. We need it.
    blakeeon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJoey has a significant way to put themselves in other people's places in instances of tragedy. If you need further proof go listen to Bad Astronaut "The Passenger."
    tical2kon November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy fuck, this may my favorite songs ever written. I cry when I hear it, I rock out when i hear it, i am just emotionally overwhelmed when i hear it...
    epifatter@aol.comon March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, you can really hear the emotion in Joey's (?) voice.. very overwhelming.. totally mind-blowing
    backfrubon April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have read in an interview that Joey has recorded the intro when he had just finished cryin.
    so that's also why it sounds so emotionally involved
    the_hey_manon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHey, I don´t speak english very well so I can relate why SAD ASTRONAUT. Can you give me a hand?
    alvaronofxon January 17, 2011   Link

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