HEADSPACE ASTRONAUT

by Devotion

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credits

released April 20, 2016

Vocals, lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitars - Mark Palm
Drums, percussion, acoustic slide guitar - Aaron O'Neil
Bass guitar - Adam Vernick
Lead and rhythm guitar, piano - Sean Meyer
Lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitar, additional vocals, synth - Bob Reed
All music written by Mark Palm and Devotion
All lyrics written by Mark Palm
Recorded and mixed during 2012 and 2013 at HMS Studios, Columbia City Theater, and Squared Studios - Seattle, WA
Engineered and mixed by Jackson Long
Produced by Jackson Long and Devotion
Engineering assistance at Columbia City Theater by Gary Mula
Additional editing by Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders - Vancouver, BC
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering - Portland, OR
Layout and design by Mark Palm
Portrait photography by Sean Meyer
Astronomical photography by Hubble Space Telescope
Bernal Sphere Space Colony painting by Rick Guidice
Hubble and Bernal Sphere images courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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Track Name: Broke Machine
(Solo: Meyer/Reed)

Dead tired of running this race, but I can't slow down
Cracked lips burnt by the sun, a California frown
Back breaking under the weight of a third of a century
Eyes squinting just to make out the shapes
Father time is turning on me

Turned on me

Fallen out of favor with my former youth, left me high and dry
Running on an empty tank on an uphill climb
Body breaking under the toll like an old machine
Rusted out, twisted and seized
Father time is turning on me

Turned on me

These broken bones
These aching limbs
This bitter pill
Is kicking in

I see the strands of my younger days circling the drain
But it's too soon for me to pull out the plug and let it wash away
Track Name: Ocean Of Grief
Don't want to feel no more
Don't want to take another goddamned breath
Still want to know your touch, but we can't reach
Separated by an ocean of grief

No shore

Don't want to think no more
Don't want to feel a single goddamned thing
I'm trying to swim, but I'm too weak
I'm drowning in an ocean of grief

No shore
But I'm trying all the same
No shore beyond this sea of shame

It's all over
And I'm drowning in this grief
It's all over now

(Solo: Meyer)

Don't want to think, don't want to feel, don't want to breathe
Give me oblivion, that's what I crave
Scared to death we'll never touch again
I see your smile in my dreams
But wake to a nightmare with no relief
So come rescue me from this ocean of grief

It's all over
And I'm drowning in this grief
It's all over now
Track Name: Cathedral Grove
Living spires reach for the sky
Casting their shadows below
There's wisdom to be found and peace of mind
In the shade of this primeval grove
Creaking elders tower above
Forming a growing shrine
More holy than Jesus, more mighty than God
More patient than time

Cathedral Grove

(Solo: Meyer)

Toppled giants crash to the Earth
Giving new life to all
New generations spring from the dirt
Nourished by those that fall
Fertile soil, the sacred gift
Passed down through time
Endless cycle, the seasons shift
A never ending climb

Cathedral Grove

Tomes of knowledge are being erased
Roots of existence laid to waste

I say: "Ain't that a goddamned shame"
Track Name: Forsaken
Walking wreck, mind's a mess
But life's damage can't stop me yet
Up all night, head's not right
No peace in this loser's fight
Hiding inside, slow demise
No life behind my eyes
Feeling used, so goddamn blue
Gotta get back the strength I knew

I know I'm not forsaken

Dragging feet, feeling beat
Sick dog, tired and weak
Haven't bathed, no way I've shaved
Don't care about much these days
Rarely eat, hide in sleep
It's become my only relief
But now I'm rising again, shaking off these chains
I'm so much stronger than this pain

I know I'm not forsaken

Self abuse
Swinging noose
The ugly truth
Track Name: It Don't Mean That Much
What you do, all your views
It don't mean that much to me
What you say, the games you play
It don't mean that much to me
Who you know, it's all for show
It don't mean that much to me
I've go no time for all your lies
It don't mean that much to me

Shallow minds leech my time (they try)
But this well has run desert dry

Truth gets washed away
By the stream of shit you say
For all the games you play
I've got no time

Ain't got no time

It's goddamned deafening
The useless words you scream
You think you'll take from me?
No way
If I had a shiny dime
For all your empty lines
I'd buy back my wasted time
And I say…

Vapid minds suck my time (they try)
But this well has run dry

Truth gets blown away
By the storm of shit you say
To all the noise you make
I pay no mind

What you do, all your views
It don't mean that much to me
What you say, the games you play
It don't mean that much to me
Who you know, it's all for show
It don't mean that much to me
I've go no time for all your lies
It don't mean that much to me

It don't mean that much to me
Track Name: Straight To The Bottom
Staring down straight to the bottom
Into the void, we are forgotten
A sea of lights on the horizon
Fading stars slowly dying

Slowly dying

Into the depths, sinking down
The scream of consciousness, a deafening sound
Heaven or Hell, where will you go?
As it is above, so below

Slowly dying

(Solo: Meyer)
Track Name: Where I'll End
Like a stone cast in the sea
Circles spread from the center until they're free
But like a moth drawn to the flame
No matter where I roam, I'll be back again

It's where I began
And where I'll end

Held by moss, hidden beneath the cedars
Cradled in the bosom of the North West, I'll be laid to rest
Carried in by the storm clouds, drawn in by the tides
Beneath the waters of The Straight, my resting place

It's where I began
And where I'll end

Rain clouds hanging over me
They're hanging over me
Rain clouds, grey skies
The familiar chill of the North West
Track Name: Some Kind Of Saint
I don't know the peace that you know
I don't see the truth that you see
I don't feel what you claim is real
I don't care if there's nothing there

If there's nothing there, there's nothing there

I don't hold the hope that you hold
I don't seek the answers you seek
I don't need the lies that you believe
I don't care if there's nothing there

If there's nothing there, there's nothing there

(Solo: Reed)
Track Name: Get On With It
Whining, crying
But you've got nothing to show
Moaning, self-loathing
Life's a bitch, yeah we all all know
Yeah, you're so hard done by
(Tell me something I don't know)
Just get on with it

Get on with it

I'm harder, I'm stronger
I'm too stubborn to quit
Excuses are so useless
So much talk, but will you do it?
(You're goddamned right I will)
Just get on with it

Get on with it

(Solo: Reed)

You're waiting for someone to tell you it's ok
You're waiting for someone else to lead the way
You're waiting for someone to tell you it's ok
Can't wait forever for someone else to lead the way
Track Name: Seeing Through The Eye Of My Own Storm
Seeing through the eye of my own storm

I see always, I see forever
I see before and beyond
Past and present bleed into one
The future stretches on

(Solo: Palm)

Seeing through the eye of my own storm

I am always, I am forever
The unending one
Carved from the clay of the Earth
And forged by the flame of an angry sun

Seeing through the eye of my own storm

I'll never cease
Track Name: Eyes Of Eternity
I've touched the burning sand at the Sphinx's feet
I've climbed the pyramids in the desert heat

It's all just dust in the eyes of eternity

(Solo: O'Neil)

I've seen the Parthenon on it's rocky throne
I've felt the centuries pass through me like the crumbling stone

It's all just dust in the eyes of eternity

We're all just dust in the eyes of eternity

(Solo: Palm)