"Cosmonaut" as written by Cedric Bixler, Pablo Hinojos, Jim Ward, Omar Rodriguez and Tony Hajjar....
We sample from the shelves
Tore a page out of this chapter
Deface the essays in the book that you're reading
We are the leaches that stop the bleeding
Deficit attention program
By any means necessary
Blare sirens to the library
Whisper instructions to the book-wormed glossary

Is it heavier than air, tell us, is the black box lying?

Aeronautics hacked
The spine of paragraphs
Prepare to indent, a coma that read-
Floating in a soundproof costume
Here comes the monolith
Brass knuckles for the hissy fit
An abbreviation for the landing of fleets

Position the stitches, like miles of torpedoes
Permission was hinted
Lungs that hollered in a sleeper hold

Is it heavier than air, am I supposed to die alone?

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"Cosmonaut" as written by Jim Ward Cedric Bixler

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    General Commentthis is a really really really really really really really really good song.
    tsucolon June 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. To bad At the Drive In broke up.
    FreakyTweakeron July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, great band.
    just a thought... i may be off on this but this song has always reminded me of arthur c. clarke's book 2001: a space odyssey.
    title: cosmonaut (multi-national crew)
    references: monolith (the artifact found on the moon), floating in a soundproof costume (spacesuit), am i supposed to die alone (dave's the only one left at the end), deficit attention program and aeronautics hacked (HAL 9000 becoming aware and taking over), and of couse all the book references.
    RouletteDareson November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyah they broke up, but sparta, with three of the old atdi members is just as good, if not better. i'm seeing em the 23rd, can't wait.
    catchthis22on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim seeing sparta today, too bad i have to see them with that crying bitch dashboard and the worn out weezer who were good 6 years ago
    6 to 8on July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdashboard isnt a crying bitch!i luv him! i saw im in concert,maybe that concert will make a fan out of you,lol. theyre amazing in concert
    emopixie003on August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentonce again, i love this song, n once again i fink it shud b sung in space. an evil lifeform that is like a gas has taken ova part o the ship, trappin one of the crew. if the gas is hevier than air, then it is the alien and he must die, but the get him out and live happily ever afta!!!!!!!!!!!! i pretty much space obsessed rite now
    stebugon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentehhh, I thought it was about censorship. It may be too much of a Rage-like idea for them (especially since they have to crawl out of Rage's shadow due to alleged similarities), but the censorship theme is still fairly eminent in the earlier portions of the song.
    catacuacheon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree, this most likely is about censorship, i think the black box represents the television...
    atdicomebackon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit probably is, but i just love to imagine all songs have kewl, way out there meanings, ignore me
    stebugon August 24, 2002   Link

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