"Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn, Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
your navel is yearning for an extension - a ghost limb
it can't detach from mothers loving grasp
your starving - its burning for the nutrient it can't have
were all cut off alone and lost
calling out to homebase, do you read me?
(emergency: were floating endlessly)
transmission terminated
you've been created, severed from life and limb
stranded an infant
on the front step of the universe
infinitely searching for a warmth
once loved, now lost forever
mothership mothership do you read me?
does anyone hear my siren song?
maybe ill be rescued before too long
calling out to homebase one last time
(the signal faded out the ship is gone)
still starving for the reason
you were created
then severed from life and limb
stranded an infant
on the front step of the universe
infinitely searching for a warmth
once loved
now lost forever


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"Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General Commentwell i think this song is more than it appears to be it is something in a whole then such pieces it means life from the most inmportant person in your life.
    Modest_Ronon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttim kasher for president 2004
    6 to 8on August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I didn't pay much attention to it, because I didn't really like the beat but I sat down and listend and by the end I was in love with it. the part "calling out to homebase, do you read me?
    (emergency: were floating endlessly)
    transmission terminated "

    that is my life in anutshell, you try and try and you just get screwed in the end. I love cursive, the music is amazing!
    EmoStar238on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentArguably the best Cursive song.
    Enderon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentohh for sure
    i love this song..
    i love it!
    Jonnymacdon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of something Coheed and Cambria would write. Great song though, I'd say one of Cursive's best maybe.. but then again i can't say there's a cursive song i don't love.
    the ashleeon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHow dare you compare Cursive to Coheed and Cambria?
    jakelearon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcursive is infinately better than coheed
    ericharmon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentuh,yea
    promisexkepton December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUmm. I think the_ashlee was referring to the semi-scifi-ish content, the mothership, the first step of the universe, etcetera.

    However, in this case, they're metaphors for being in the womb, birth, and that feeling of detatchment.
    themunkelon January 08, 2005   Link

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