I kick back and watch the stars.
They say: “This day will come so please don’t be afraid.”
But since this child’s a man now,
We’ll be away, away, away.
You’ve spent too long away, away, away.
We only sleep to pass away the days.
I’ve learnt to leave my body;
To find peace away, away, away.
You’ve gone too far away, away, away.
A childhood friend is now unknown to me.
Thieves in the stars are godlike.
While they’re away, away, away.
Home, a smothered star.
The womb’s way too far.
All fingerprints astray, astray, astray.
Where wide-eyed gods are thought to be unseen.
Some slip out of their conscience to find truth.
Away, away, away.
A gathered source of waves, of waves, of waves.
Abandoned body, mobility of “think”.
Aesthetic proof beyond nimbus,
Come find me away, away, away.
Home, a smothered star.
The womb’s too far.
Something’s wrong,
It’s very wrong.
It all becomes unharmed.
Seared stretch of soil and scab.
A bored time of simple man.
We need something more.
Something more.
Time stands still in children’s hands.
It all changed ‘cause Bruce Lee’s dead.
We need something more.
Something more.
Coffee-fuelled robots with plans.
Dollars, dimes, supply and demand.
We need something more.
Something more.
Home, a smothered star.
The womb’s way too far.
World way out there.
You’re sort of strange.
Fruit for the brain.
Hope of true source.
But it’s so far.
It seems way too far.


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    General CommentI think the songwriter wrote this about asking (someone, something, himself) for the reason as to why we are put on this earth. I think maybe he is also asking as to if there is a god out there watching over him.

    I have heard that some people believe when they day die, they become a star.

    "I kick back and watch the stars.
    They say: “This day will come so please don’t be afraid.”

    Looking at the stars and wondering when his day will come.

    "Abandoned body, mobility of “think”.
    Aesthetic proof beyond nimbus,
    Come find me away, away, away."

    The songwriter wondering if there is an afterlife perhaps, and if there is will it find him?

    "Coffee-fuelled robots with plans.
    Dollars, dimes, supply and demand.
    We need something more.
    Something more."

    The songwriter demanding that people need something more to live for.


    "World way out there.
    You’re sort of strange."

    The songwriter finishing up the rest of the song saying he can't explain what his purpose in the world is, and that the world sometimes can confuse him.

    "Fruit for the brain.
    Hope of true source.
    But it’s so far.
    It seems way too far."

    I think this means that the only thing we have to keep us strong is hope. Hope of a better day, and hope for the answer to all of life's questions. Even though it seems so far away.
    SystemBrandenon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh my god, how can there be no comments about this song!? It is amazing! I could listen to it forever. [sigh]
    seedlesstomon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General Comment***when they die***
    SystemBrandenon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dunno...
    ever did drugs like XTC or MDMA?
    because it kinda sounds like an MDMA trip...
    "World way out there.
    You’re sort of strange.
    Fruit for the brain.
    Hope of true source."
    Jordi22on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt would appear I'm a bit late to the party, but I think SystemBranden is mostly right. However, his analysis misses one important point: the author seems to be discussing astral projection. Even with that knowledge, though, it's pretty darn cryptic; it's reminiscent of Bruce Dickinson in that regard.

    Interpreting the first verse with any accuracy is near-impossible, thanks to the pronoun usage and an inability to determine whether or not the perspective is changing. My take: the stars are speaking to him, saying that since he's grown, they'll be waiting (why?), and him responding to the stars (the 'childhood friend') that he's trying to find a way back ('learnt to leave my body'). As to 'thieves in the stars', your guess is as good as mine.

    The second verse is a bit clearer. 'Fingerprints astray', 'gathered source of waves' (the spirit) and 'mobility of 'think'' are referencing leaving the body, while 'where wide-eyed gods...' means leaving Earth. Once again, 'aesthetic proof beyond nimbus' is anybody's guess. The best I can interpret is finding proof of something more.

    Verse three seems to be focused on what's lacking in modern life and the Earth; 'soil and scab' being the latter and 'bored time' being the former. The 'Bruce Lee' reference is lost on me. 'Time stands still in children's hands' sounds like an obvious reference to lost childhood, which might mean this song could simply be the author's take on Peter Pan.

    The chorus is longing for security and meaning and reflecting on how far away it is. The second iteration elaborates on that with the addition of 'something's wrong'. 'It all becomes unharmed' could use some context, but it might mean that if the security is ever attained what's wrong will disappear. In the final version, 'world way out there' and 'fruit for the brain' would seem to imply that the journey (adulthood, perhaps) might actually be interesting. Who knows? Sometimes I wish artists would include a little background.
    andyoon February 04, 2013   Link

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