"Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space" as written by and Jason Pierce....
Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space

All I want in life's a little bit of love
To take the pain away
Getting strong today
A giant step each day
All I want in life's a little bit of love
To take the pain away
Getting strong today
A giant step each day
I've been told
Only fools rush in
Only fools rush in
But I don't believe
I don't believe
I could still fall in love with you

I will love you till I die
And I will love you all the time
So please put your sweet hand in mine
And float in space and drift in time
All the time until I die
We'll float in space, just you and I
And I will love you till I die
And I will love you all the time
So please put your sweet hand in mine
And float in space and drift in time
All the time until I die
We'll float in space, just you and I

Baby I love you today
I guess that's what you want
And I don't know where we are all going
Life don't get stranger than this
It is what it is
And I don't know where we are all going

I will love you till I die
And I will love you all the time
Everything happens today
And we're out here in space
And I don't know where we are all going
Baby I love you today
I guess that's what you want
And I don't know where we are all going


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"Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" as written by Jason Pierce

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  • +10
    General CommentI've always loved this song. I listen to it when I needed to remind myself that beauty still exist in the world, but today I had an "I HATE THE WORLD" episode and on the way home this song came up on shuffle and I ended up listening to it on repeat for over 2 hours (about 50+ times) repeating the line

    "All I want in life's a little bit of love to take the pain away"

    And all that time I had this overwhelming, gut-gnawing feeling of sorrow that I'll never truly know such beauty in my life ever. of love. of loving. of life. of living.

    ***** THE END*****
    banananafishon August 01, 2009   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI sat in an airplane leaving someone who i really loved behind- and than a voice said: "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE"- and i just cried, thinking about propabbly never seeing that person that i could´ve imagine spending my life with again,wanting the pain to go away... maybe in a parralel universe?
    Peut-etre c´est un reve, les nuages, toi....
    hannibunnyon October 20, 2005   Link
  • +6
    General CommentI was actually reading "Sophie's World" when this song came out... Great book! Fantastic song! By an unbelievable band!

    A little search for meaning:
    Imagine, if you will for a moment, that living on the surface of the earth was like living among the fur on the back of a rabbit. The majority of us would probably prefer to nestle into the warmth and security of the fur, living out our days comfortably, naive and relatively unscathed. It is the responsibility, however, of the philosopher to make that treacherous journey out to the end of the fur, climbing higher and further, clutching desperately to each increasingly thinning stock of hair as they swing and sway wildly. The reward for all this peril, for the philosopher and for the people wiling to indulge him/her is the sight of the “great magician” as he pulls our rabbit of his hat, to be witness to the great magic trick that IS the universe and for the ability to yell back to the surface, “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are floating in space!”… For at that moment, once we’ve distanced ourselves from the safety nets of our everyday lives… Only then can we see the true nature of our surroundings and ourselves.

    Something very magical is happening in this song… The truth.
    Jedicamon July 07, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhat he is saying is that "I don't believe" that "fools rush in". The line "I don't believe" is referring to the line above. The line "I could still fall in love with you" stands by itself.

    Overall, a very good song. Very good. It's sad that songs like this don't get much attention, and aren't produced much these days.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 08, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commentat ~ 2:27

    "all i want in life's a little bit of love to take the pain away"

    becomes

    "all i want in life's a little bit of dope to take the pain away"

    he sings it this way twice before going back to "love"

    am i the only one who noticed?


    sobriqueton November 20, 2008   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionIts the beep! This song is obviously brilliant but it would be nothing without the genius beep.

    Beep.
    thebreezeon August 04, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEveryone here is talking a lot about how great this is as a love song, stating that the "I can't believe" is a statement of disbelief, basically saying "I can't believe how lucky I am."

    But what people seem to be missing is that he's saying "I don't believe I could still fall in love with you," saying that, basically, if it were to happen today, he doesn't think he could do it again. The rest of the song is extremely sweet, but remember, people: that voice who delivers the very first line is the woman who inspired, legend has it, the drug/alcohol fueled maelstrom that preceded and coincided with the making of the record.

    Or, as the sticker on my copy says, "A psychedelic gospel album full of songs about heartbreak and drug abuse; a flat-out masterpiece"

    The song is extremely dreamlike, but that dream is interrupted, violently, by the drum beats at the beginning of "Come Together." Because that's all it is: it's a floating dream, and like all dreams, if you don't accept that they're going to end, reality is going to, as they say, fuck your shit up.
    TemporaryLifeon February 05, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentif anyone cares to be a reader, i think they got this song title from the book, SOPHIES WORLD. ( a novel about the history of philosophy, AMAZING by the way) in one chapter of the book is says exactly.. "they yell, 'LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE!' but no one down there cares." such a great song and book.
    motorcycledrivebyeron May 10, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis was the song my daughter played as she committed suicide. :o(
    JackieGrievingMomon January 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me teary-eyed and causes me to stare off into space and daydream. it DOES have a feeling of floating. the way the three different themes all flow together is just amazing to me.

    and then there's the fact that almost everyone on this earth can relate to the lyrics "all i want in life's a little bit of love to make the pain go away" ... the feeling that if you could somehow get your grasp on just a bit of the love that seems to be everywhere, just there for the taking, you'd be ok and complete and enough ... that's a feeling that I know so well.

    ...representin'....midWESTSIDE. heh.
    catherinekson October 12, 2002   Link

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