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Here in the cockpit there’s nothing but dreams and dismay
Sometimes it seems like this expensive tin can
Does nothing ‘cept sit here and wait
Now I’m hearing the countdown but at seven my thoughts drift away
As the countdown gets lower I move towards the ground
And as we lift off I finally touch down
Glad I’m not leaving and proud of my narrow escape
But I’m pullin’ away

And they’ll be with the one that’s not right for them
And leave me in misery floating in gravity
And they’ll kiss the one that causes me pain
It’s not a question of vanity. It’s just a trick of velocity

Unbuckle my seatbelt and I want to get up but I stay
And Houston is yappin’ and though I am dreamin’
I flip all the switches they say.
Is it me or the ship that starts to buckle and sway
And as I pitch forward my head hits the floor
And someone yells but I’m not there anymore
I burn on reentry and look for a soft place to lay

As they sleep with the one that makes me lie awake
As I drift though the infinite the air’s cold and intimate
And they’ll marry the one that’s not right for them
Can you tell me what plane that is without looking overhead
You should know by the sound
If you look up we’ll both be dead ‘cause I’ll fall to the ground
Into your open mouth
And there’s no room in-side you now so I’ll have to get out
And fall back up to my craft and answer those questions they’ll ask
Like what was I thinking about?

And I guess I’ll marry the one who’s not right for me
We’ll I’ve done it several times and it’s always worked out alright
You can’t fight velocity


from Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 1, released April 7, 2003
Doug Stone—guitar and vocals
Dave Wechsler—vocals and piano
Doug Stone—guitar andvocals
Bill Gerstel—drums
Meredith Yayanos—violins
Dave Dorbin—tuba
John Lee—pedal steel guitar

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 1969

Music and lyrics by David Wechsler


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