Moon Mission

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about

I wrote this song after hearing a a radio interview with one of the astronauts who had walked on the moon.I was fascinated by this guy who had emerged from obscurity to reach the very pinnacle of human achievement, only to descend back into obscurity. I forget his name. I think he teaches physics somewhere in New Mexico. I was excited to sing with my friend and sometime touring partner Shannon Stephens on this.

lyrics

moon mission movin' on up
let's see how high she goes boys
moon mission fuel her on up and let's
get the hell out of this noise


black distance silent as time
tell me how how far does it go?
buckle me in and ill see for myself
and report back to you folks down below

I'll be your sweet sailor up in the sky
don't waste a wish for me, dear
I've had enough of this Earth-binding stuff
there's nothing for me down here

hey humans what will you find
water or life on a star
nothing at all?  it's alright, no one minds
when you're up there so high and so far

so here we come, you unlucky old sun
we do what monkeys cant do
we'll steal your light then we'll take off and run
we'll fly some circles round you

All of my life I've been waiting so long
to get out of this gravity
look at me now I'm a white shining light
there's a black moth that burns up in me

re-entry fast-falling star
looks like you ran out of breath
they'll throw a parade say goodbye then replace you with
Ramblin' robots that never fear death

I'll be your sweet sailor up in the sky
but don't waste a wish for me dear
I've had enough of this earth-binding stuff
there's nothing for me down here

credits

from Highliner, released September 12, 2013
Featuring:

Jason Harrod: vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
Joshua Stamper: double bass, electric bass
Patrick Berkery: drums, percussion
Brian Christinzio: piano
Jim Callan: pedal steel
Kenny Hutson: pedal steel
Colin McGrath: vocals, guitar
Reid Maclean: vocals
Michelle Bishop: violin
Erica Miller : violin
Shelley Weiss: viola
Naomi Gray: cello
Jon Rees: piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet
Paul Arbogast: tenor and bass trombone

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Orchestral arrangements written and conducted by Joshua Stamper
Mastered by Grey Larsen at Grey Larsen Mastering, Bloomington, Indiana
Vinyl Mastering by Prairie Cat
Photography by Erica Pelaccia
Illustration and Graphic design by Vesper Stamper

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produced by Brian McTear, engineered and mixed by Jonathan Low

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