An astronaut lost his finger
to the back of a grain truck
and I can't stop thinking about it.
I'm thinking about it.
Thinking about it, I'm thinking about it.
Isn't everything strange?
Buildings as brick boxes to be opened,
turned sideways and cracked.
Except the water that is inside is much too fluid, too fast.
The you and I that spiral past the windowsill,
the fire escape is on its back,
watching us swallowed up in the blue and green.
Flaring in the air with the vapor trails from all the first pages.
The same two color contrails that twist around every other color left crowded out.
A record played.
The lights go out.
The Cineplex screen presents new strangled spectrums.
What we mean:
swallowed up, swallowed up, swallowed up in the blue and green.
1979 in a field with a bloody thumb.
Alone with the whir of the grain wheel hum.
Ten years since he saw us all.
He came back to never look another in the eye the same way again.
He walked inside, put his finger in the ice and didn't flinch at all.
He came back to never look another in the eye the same way again.
He walked inside, put his finger in the ice.
She walked inside, he didn't flinch at all.
She walked inside, put his finger in the ice.
She walked inside, he didn't flinch at all.


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    General CommentThis song is mostly about neil armstrong.
    in 1979 he was working on his fathers farm. he jumped off of a moving grain truck, and lost his ring finger. he walked inside and calmly put his finger in ice, and had it reattached.

    Buildings as brick boxes to be opened,
    turned sideways and cracked.
    Except the what? that is inside is much too fluid, too fast.

    that is referring to our bodies, and how easy it is to break them. that is what he was thinking about, because of neil armstrong.
    the blue and green themes are referring to what the earth looks like from space. the two colors that crowd all the other colors out.


    kiplingscaton March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfunny how exactly the same story happened to the other astronaut Deke Slayton.
    ring finger, farming accident.
    boynamedmaxon September 08, 2009   Link

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