"Astronauts" as written by Craigie Dodds and Kristian Leontiou....
You float like a baby
Trying to escape this
Covered in tar

But every recording
You keep distorting
Like an astronaut

It's funny old world
Full of headaches in turn

So whenever you need space
I guess it's okay
When you're floating away
To feel nothing at all
We can be astronauts
If you want to get out of here

You float like a baby
Looking for safety
Somewhere on mars

But if I'm mistaken
Your body's in England
But your head's in the stars

It's funny old world
Full of headaches in turn

So whenever you need space
I guess it's okay
When you're floating away
To feel nothing at all
We can be astronauts
If you want to get out of here

We can get out of here
We can get out of here

We can be astronauts
We can be astronauts

It's funny old world
Full of headaches in turn

So whenever you need space
I guess it's okay (ay ay ay)
When you're floating away (ay ay ay)
To feel nothing at all
We can be astronauts
If you want to get out of here

We can get out of here
We can get out of here

We can be astronauts
We can be astronauts


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"Astronauts" as written by Craig Dodes Kristian Leontiou

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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about a guy whose girl wants "space." So he tells her they can be astronauts and that he guess it's ok.
    rich8511on February 02, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI take this from this song that I love dearly.

    First two sections he's explaining that she gets distressed and wants to break free from the things that make her feel as though she can't move or is trapped (i.e. like a baby gets distressed with discomfort, or an animal covered in tar can't move).

    It's a funny old world, full of headaches in turn to me means, trying to change or get out of a situation that makes you feel trapped can sometimes cause unwanted distress in other ways. It's a struggle basically. Especially when you just can't bust through the negative feelings you have (every recording you keep distorting, like an astronaut, going back to the first part).

    The chorus is saying, "If you need space, I'm going to be here for you regardless of where you feel you need to go." I don't think there is anything negative about it. I think he's saying, if you need time, take it, I'll take it too and make the best of it (WE can be astronauts). It is Okay to feel nothing at all.

    Then I think he is explaining that he feels distant from her in the second section. ...searching for safety, somewhere on mars etc. I think he's saying, well you're looking for something out there that you already have. Your body is here but your mind is always elsewhere searching. The interesting part is that he says But if I'm mistaken, instead of But if I'm Not Mistaken. That could be a lyrical shortcut since Not mistaken would have been a lot harder for the tempo. In any case we ultimately hear the chorus again and he reminds the listener that it is ok.

    All in all, I think this song is about letting someone know that if they are feeling trapped or stuck, I am there for them and they can have as much space as they need. I'll even be there in case they decide to need me as a companion, but if not, it is okay. It is okay to feel nothing at all.

    Then again maybe it could just be about someone wanting the other person to get high with them and say screw this hard life. Up to you all I guess.
    mikeytherockon December 26, 2017   Link

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