November 2010: Astromelancholia

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Finland switched off Daylight Saving Time for 2010, so nights start really early again now. You all have a few months before winter snow falls and makes nights a bit lighter again, so there's no better time to gaze wistfully at stars and dream of Urania, the muse of astronomy.

This track might be a suitable option for a soundtrack.

One can never tell what happens to songs between the first conception of their nuclei and when they're labeled as "done". This one actually started as a rip-off of Kanye West's Street Lights intended for Bääbs, but along the way something weird happened and things got a bit too... majestic.

If you're in a space-oriented mood after listening to this song, may we suggest you enjoy an episode of... PIGS IN SPACE!

Info

Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen
Release number:
VMC-112010
Tempo:
125bpm

Lyrics

a star in the darkness
light years from home
how long ago
was it when I was breathing
in a different way
than the rest of the human race

into the night
floating in my sleep
into the night
a nightmare of gravity
the weight of my body wakes me

all the lights in the distance
keep glimmering on
reminding me of
the limits of my existence
I am stuck here
lost in a lonely sphere

into the night
throughout the starry skies
into the night
I want to rise

infinite night never closes its eyes
oh Urania you break my heart
beauty at large thrown into the stars
oh Urania you break my heart
oh Urania you break my heart

all the stars in the darkness
how long to go
before I know
what waits for me behind them
wide open space
I won't leave a trace

into the night
so crushing and vast
into the night
further than too far
take me back into the stars

infinite night never closes its eyes
oh Urania, you break my heart
beauty at large thrown into the stars
oh Urania, you break my heart
oh Urania, you break my heart
oh Urania, you break my heart

#1383

Every time I listen to this I

Every time I listen to this I become more sure that this is one of your greatest successes. Heartwrenching stuff.

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