"Out Of Sight" as written by and J. Spaceman....
Out of sight is always out of mind
I think out of mind is out of sight
I was just looking for some peace of mind
I just couldn't find a peace of mine

They say that pride comes just before a fall
I have fallen and I wasn't sure
You know that I have fallen further before
I just cannot stand fallin' no more

If I am good, I could add years to my life
I would rather add some life to my years
Life is really what you make it they say
I can't even make my mind up today

The world keeps turnin', it keeps me in my place
Where I stand is only three miles from space
Standin' space is all the space I can stand
Gravity just keeps on keepin' me down

Out of sight is always out of mind
I think out of mind is out of sight
I was just looking for some peace of mind
But I just couldn't find a peace of mine

They say that pride comes just before a fall
I have fallen and I wasn't proud
You know that I have fallen further before
I just cannot stand fallin' no more

If I am good I could add years to my life
I would rather add some life to my years
Life is really what you make it they say
I can't even make my mind up today

The planet spins and it keeps me in my place
Where I stand is only three miles from space
Well getting closer now to bein' apart
I [Incomprehensible] people right from the start.



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"Out of Sight" as written by J. Spaceman

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    General CommentSuch a powerful song. I've rarely heard another band that can match the sheer scale of the Spiritualized sound.

    "If I am good I could add years to my life
    I would rather add some life to my years"

    Another of those excellent lyrics. Was a kind of mantra for me at one time :).
    ReActoron June 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of Jason Pierce's greatest lyrics, and as with many of the songs from this criminally underrated album "Let it Come Down" - shows a real progression in lyrical sophistication (first evident on "Ladies and Gentlemen...") compared with the first two Spiritualized albums and his Spaceman 3 material.

    His clever inversion wordplay found in this song is subsequently explored in the track "I Am What I Am" (co-written with Dr John) which was finally recorded and released on 2012's "Sweet Heart, Sweet Light" (although the lyrics originally appeared with a very different tune on live performances from 1998).

    "Out of Sight" is clearly a favorite track of Jason's. Since the tour that followed the release of "Let it Come Down" he has rarely performed tracks from this album. Probably because (apart from "On Fire") the grand orchestral and choral arrangements make those tracks hard to play live with the normal electric Spiritualized band.

    However when the band played the whole "Ladies and Gentlemen..." album live, with full choir and orchestra - at every show the song he chose as an encore, the song to follow that album's closer - the epic and cacophonous "Cop Shoot Cop", was a fantastic live rendition of "Out of Sight"!
    mojo filterson December 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I find that J's constant drug and god metaphors are starting to wear thin from overuse, this is probably the best set of lyrics he's recorded. That aside, I think the meaning is pretty self-explanatory!
    The Knaveon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is "Don't Just Do Something II: The Descent Continues"
    drosson October 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah its like another level in teh depression of someone... but good song btw.. hehehe :)
    gleaton June 14, 2008   Link

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