"Space Boy" as written by and Waymon Boone....
I won't tell you my name
I avoid all those things
All together
I'm so high

Well I know it was dumb
Staring right at the sun
Stoned forever

Well it won't be the first or the last time
The world passes by

I'm a spaceboy
I don't want to be found
I'm a spaceboy
So stop holding me down
And I'd love
If I never returned to the ground

Well can we still be friends?
Well I guess that depends
How's the weather from so high?

Well I know it's a shame
Why do you cause all this strain
All together

Well it won't be the first or the last
Time I wanted to try

I'm a spaceboy
I don't want to look down
I'm a spaceboy
I've been floating around

And I'd love
If I never returned to the ground
I can see all the world going by

I'm a spaceboy
I don't want to be found
I'm a killjoy
So stop holding me down
And I'd love
If I never returned to the ground


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"Space Boy" as written by Waymon Boone

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    General CommentI really really like this song but i dont really know what its about. i cant think of any clear ideas on its meanings, but its a great song. if anybody has any ideas help me out, thanks
    LiveUrLifeon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love splender and this was always my favorite song by them...i think its about not letting anyone hold you back from acheving your goals...idk i could be wrong, but i always get this feeling when i hear the song that im not alone in the world....go figure...btw- splenders new song rocks! check it out on their site (splender.com) their new album is due out Aug. 20th the site says...yippie!
    gcgirl4on June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti see this song as him breaking up with someone because he feels like she is holding him back from the things he wants to do.. and that he would love life if he was on his own doing the things he wants to do. and when he says hes a spaceboy. i think he just means im someone that wants to be free and live life to its fullest.. but i could be wrong! :-P
    Mandykinson July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Stoned Forever" - "I'm so high" ... Yeah, I can't find any meanings either.
    bugmenoton January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm fairly certain that Waymon said this song is about Bowie, one of his musical idols. Space Boy would be a pretty clear reference to "Space Oddity" or the whole Ziggy Stardust personae. I think it's his take on how Bowie felt during his heyday, during which he felt so removed from the world due to his fame and drug overuse. He's saying that he'd rather spend his life engroseed in his music and art than dealing with people and the world around him.
    jimmymikeon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI could be totally off, but I'm just going to say what it means to me. I'm not saying that this is Splender's original meaning. I think that when he says, "and I'd love if I never returned to the ground," it's like saying "I don't want to go back to reality. I'm happy being in my own little world where I feel 'so high.'" I think it's just about escaping the world - "well it won't be the first or the last time the world passes by." You don't care that the world and reality is passing you by, you don't want to be part of it because it just hurts too much. It could be about a relationship, but to me it's more about life in general. Life is "holding you down" and keeping you from being happy.
    For me, this is one of the ultimate "I feel like crap" songs, as is pretty much all of the Halfway Down the Sky CD.
    shallremainon February 18, 2007   Link

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