The solar panel's shining face
is smiling back at me
Twisting off into the sun
It's okay to be lonely

All my missions float away
I never trained too hard
I'm so caught up in the tree of stars
Falling in my backyard

She'll always be what I can't find
She'll always be where I break down
She'll always hide behind a star
I'll always dream she can't be far

I've got no Houston to whine down to
I've got no protocol
Gravity's so far away
Wrapped on that shrinking ball

I eclipsed my memories
Sleeping inside this pod
Patient time will carry me
on her back without a sigh

And I won't let her down
My soul is celestial-bound
And if I'm never found
She'll always be

She'll always be what I can't find
She'll always be where I break down
She'll always hide behind a star
I'll always dream she can't be far


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    Greg wrote most of the songs you love so much...Failure was Greg and Ken's child so to speak, but Greg was a better parent. YOTR is good, dont get me wrong, i like them a lot, but Autolux is simply amazing, they pick up where Failure stopped, both people are talented to hell, but Greg is more so. whatever, not important anyway. everyone one of their songs is great.

    nopoeticon September 19, 2004   Link
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    "Another Space Song" continues a major theme of the album, using the vast emptiness of outer space as a metaphor for the isolation and introversion felt in the depth of Drug Addiction.

    for excemple: "All my missions float away. I never trained too hard." Meaning; the substance abusers dreams and goals are fading away as Addiction clouds it all out, and due to the Addiction they are no longer actively pursuing them.

    "I'm so caught up in the tree of stars, falling in my backyard." (Tree of Stars) references the brain and how you can get so caught up inside your own head. Addiction will make you a dreamer.

    “She” being the thing we all crave, whether it be Drugs, Alcohol, Sex, Love, or whatever it is that makes you tick.

    "I've got no Houston to whine down to, I've got no protocol." You’ve isolated everything else in your life, you don’t feel like you have any connection, any responsibilities ...

    bodiedutchon July 13, 2019   Link
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    This is the one song I could play on repeat all day and never get sick of. It's just perfect.

    Uraniumon May 02, 2008   Link
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    this song is so wonderfully chill. the title is so perfect, as it just makes you drift away into that world inside a song.

    fallenstarhaloon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Yeah, one of the strangest song Failure ever done if you ask me, but one of the strongest also.

    MDMasteron June 10, 2002   Link
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    Probably my favorite song of all time, but like, it's too bad Greg had to be an ass and mess up the band. Hopefully Year of the Rabbit is half as good as failure.

    KenAndrewsLoveChildon July 10, 2002   Link
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    Its about losing your connection, floating away into space Into everything and nothing Into nothing and everything I think

    SaturdaySavioron May 01, 2007   Link
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    this may be the best song ever.

    slevletteon January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    This is a song to slip into death while listening to.

    Thunderbolton November 10, 2008   Link
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    Seems to be about keeping your original nature and not getting sucked up in ego or worldly-selfish ways. Try to find live versions of this song, absolutely amazing.

    Droopon January 22, 2009   Link

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