"Spaceship Landing" as written by and Josh Homme....
You've been in back of me (yeah)
Feeling sent to me (yeah)
I'm tired of the word
When my back ain't around here

No more you and me (yeah)
No more listening (yeah)
Tired of your word
All your words are so backwards

Being as lost as can be (yeah)
Touch of purity (yeah)
If you're gonna go now
Well I wanna go with you

Oh yeah, you're a fucked up man
With a fucked up plan
With a fucked up plan
With a fucked up plan
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Did I say too much?
You didn't want me to hear
Did I say too much?
I didn't want me to see here
Did I hate too much?
I'm not sure I should leave here
Did I hate too much?
I'm thinking someone should bleed here

Why the finger? it's all right
Me and you could, it's all right
Straighten me out, it's all right
Guiding light, it's all right

There you go, it's all right
Wait up and turn me in, it's all right
Help you out man, it's all right
Help me in, I just might


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"Spaceship Landing" as written by Josh Homme

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  • +2
    General CommentBagpipe seems to have it perfect, but the explanation can be fleshed out a lot more. Assume the song is like an argument between two friends, with the singer switching back and forth between each friend.

    "You've been in back of me/Feeling sensibly" - Each friend always has the other's back, will always tell them when they're doing something stupid.

    "No more you and me/No more listening" - When one is told what they don't want to hear, they get angry and continue anyway.

    "If you're gonna go now/Well I wanna go with you" - Even though the advice is ignored, the friends will still stick together and see it through.

    "Oh yeah you're a fucked up man, with a fucked up plan" - Ties in with the idea of one friend having a stupid idea, the other knows its messed up, but goes along anyway.

    The "did i say too much?" paragraph is when it goes as expected and 'I told you so' sets in; the verse is just the argument between them, rising in anger towards the end.

    This is counterbalanced by the final verse ("Why the finger? It's all right..."), the friends stop arguing, acknowledge what they do for each other and vow to keep doing it ("Helping you out man/Help me man" [written as "help me in" but I swear it's 'help me man'...]).

    And then presumably, the cycle repeats... If you had a best friend while at college/school (or whenever your willder years were) or something similar, you'll probably know where this song is coming from.
    TarqEvieon February 21, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI´ve been listening to this shit for weeks and have never got tired of it... One of the best pieces of music that Kyuss dared to create. First of all I seem to have listened "Feeling sent to me" instead of "feeling sensibly", but who cares...
    I think this song is about a person with a split personality. All trough the song is Garcia singing one part of the melody and there´s another man answering him as whispering. The "first" person seems pretty upset about something the "second" person did and here we can relate the "Did I say too much" "Did I hate too much" parts. In the begging the first personality is aware and tries to get rid of the second, but in the end the second one convinces the first and they agree to keep getting along as usual but one of them don´t seem to be happy about it.
    Well, this explanation is freaking sick but I think it fits with the lyric and with the music too, just listen to the last riff....
    I liked the "friends" explanation above too
    eye.4.an.eyeon September 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHidden bit in the song half-way through the silence, not Day One but a 20 second clip of jibberish.
    fade_out_againon March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah yeah Fuck that though.

    This song means. :"Shit Happens So why fuckin' care"

    And those guitars at about 8min in are fucking entrancing.
    Dominikon April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could listen to this song forever...and the song at the end is awesome too...
    Chris Ron July 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about accepting a friend's crazy ideas, and going with them. then, you realize how messed up things got.
    BagpipeHustleron February 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice going TargEvie...
    I always wanted to know an acceptable meaning for this song,
    Anyway, this is a fucking killer track and ends in a perfect way the great story of Kyuss. I never get tired of listening this epic tune
    Riggs100on July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctioni thought the lyrics were

    "youve been at back o' me, yeah
    feedin shit to me, yeah
    im done on this world
    and my back aint around here"
    Fatmike4on December 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeing happy, and content, ready to die feeling fulfilled. Then being brought back down to earth by a fucked up man with a fucked up plan.
    anon12341on September 28, 2013   Link

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