Spaceship Cardinal

by Cardinal Spaceship

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released March 24, 2017

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"Bethany" has a portion of "Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis

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Track Name: Go and See and Conquer
You came and saw and conquered
And what do you have to show?
A thousand years of fighting, brave warrior
But is an empty heart fair trade for a full ego?

Now go and see and conquer
Track Name: Savannah
Oh, take me back, Savannah
These days just go so slow
Every scene repeating
It seems there's nothing new to show

Oh, fill me in, Savannah
There's so much I don't know
Lead me in the hand by the hand
In the water, by the toe

That's where you'll find me
Face down on the beach
With birds circling overhead, circling overhead
Back dancing from the dead
And the moon turning
Turning overhead, turning overhead
That's where we'll meet

Humina

Oh, take your place, Savannah
Of the figures in my head
In every song I've sung
In every book I've ever read

Oh, I take back, Savannah
Every word I've said
There is some purpose
To this path on which we're led

It's where the lines meet
Somewhere in between
With waves crashing over me
Crashing over me
There's some blurry sight to see
And the sun rising
Rising in the east
Fucking rising in the east
Rising over me

Humina

Oh, Savannah

Savannah won't tell me what this means
Track Name: Keep Your Color
Carry on, oh, little ones
Let not the world erase you away
Make of it what you will, just keep your color
Don't let yourselves fade to gray

You don't have to copy what you see
Please don't go that way
Keep your color, don't fade to gray
Keep your laughter, don't let it fade away

Carry on, oh, little ones
Let not the world erase you away
Follow my lead, I'll keep you colored
I'll not let you fade to gray

Climb up onto my shoulders, I know you'd love to
Look around at the world that surrounds you
You are not confined to gray
Don't you ever fade that way

Just please, please, please don't go that way
(Carry on, oh, little ones)
(Don't ever fade to gray/Don't let it fade away)
(Climb up onto my shoulders)
Track Name: Miserable Shit
Hold on, hold on, don't run to me just yet
Did you know I'm a piece of shit?
Selfish and ignorant, stubborn and belligerent
Get used to it

But hold on, hold on, don't run from me just yet
Which set of arms do you really see fit to run to?

Now hold on, hold on, don't hate the world just yet
Even if it's full of shit
Suck it in, swallow it, tell yourself you're used to it
You'll get used to it some day

So come on, come on, let's step out for a bit
Out among the rest of the miserable shit
Track Name: Torch Song
Oh, you got me the wrong way around
Oh, you got me the wrong way around
I say as I turn away

We get days just to watch them go by
Swim these rivers just to run them dry

Oh, we got things the wrong way around
Oh, we got things the wrong way around
You say as you turn to leave

We get these hearts just to feel them bleed
Get love just to know when it leaves

So you run, run, run, run
(It'll never be enough)

Set the world on fire
And it'll be just another torch song
Track Name: Darkness Dark
Get out of the cold, it's warm inside
Come rest your soul, come into the light
It's dark out there! Can you even see?
Well, neither can we, but at least we're happy

I'd rather be unable to see
In the darkness than be stricken blind by the bright side
But god damn, god damn, is this darkness dark

Oh, hush, you don't mean that! It's better this way
It's better warm and dark than cold, dark, and gray
Oh, how can you say that? How can you really
Welcome such sadness? At least we're happy

I'd rather be unable to see
In the darkness than be stricken blind by the bright side
But god damn, god damn is this darkness deep

If our parents lied about Santa
And our pastors were wrong about God
Then how can we be sure about anything?
And what can we believe if we know that we're not?

I'd rather be unable to see
In the darkness than be stricken blind by the bright side
But god damn, god damn is this darkness all-encompassing
Track Name: Knifey from Now On
You can keep me in your pocket
Or leave me on the side of the road
Anyway you go

You can go ahead and tease me
Just lead me along
Sing songs of my wrongs

You can keep me in your pocket
Or leave on the railway line
Counting those county lines

Noble sacrificer, your paradise earned
Take heed of these words
Noble sacrificer, your paradise burned
Take heed of these words

Darling, your fangs are showing

The street has merged with the sky
At long last! Hallelujah!
Your side's same as mine
At long last! Hallelujah!

To wit: a dagger in your side
At long last! Hallelujah!

Sing his praises and fear his gaze
Sing her praises and fear her gaze
Track Name: Spaceship at Five in the Morning
One more video, one more game
Today can't end this way
Sitting alone in the same room I've been in all day
Not again

One more empty attempt
Tonight can't end this way
It's got to be worth it in the end

It can't all just be empty, can it?
It can't all just be in vain
Several hours, several days
What's the difference if it all feels the same?

It can't all just fly by this way
Please tell me it won't end this way
Track Name: A Head Is Not a Home
My face with no eyes
My face with no nose
My face with no mouth
And no teeth or tongue inside

My face with no skin
With no flesh hid within
My head with no face at all

My body with no arms
My body with no nose
My head with no body at all


What am, who am I without my face?
What am, who am I without my body?
What am, who am I without my mouth or teeth or tongue inside?
And what am, who am I without my eyes?


I am lost inside
I am stuck inside my head
Can you help me find
My legs, my arms, my mouth, my nose, my eyes?

A head is not a home and I am lost deep deep and stuck inside

What am, who am I without my face?
What am, who am I without my body?
What am, who am I without my mouth or teeth or tongue inside?
And what am, who am I without my eyes?
What am, who am I without my eyes?
What am, who am I?
Track Name: Ken Is My Sweet Friend
Keep it all together
Keep it under lock and key
Keep it all in postcards
From places that you've never been

Keep it all in letters
Letters that you'll never write
Keep it all from lovers
Kiss them, tell them all will be alright
When they're gone, leave no trace
Of what you kept away

Keep it from your girlfriend
Keep it from your wife so sweet asleep tonight
Keep it from your parents
And anyone who would ever try
To see through you, I'm see through
You see right through to the other side

Tell me all your secrets
I might even tell you some of mine
I'm feeling kind of nervous
Can a mother fucker breathe?
No, I'll be fine
I think I'm turning into a stranger
Before your very eyes
Track Name: Sundress
I lie in bed and dreamt I never said that
I lie in bed deaf in muffled screams
My screams, my screams, my screams

This part doesn't really mean anything

You in your sundress
I can't help but smile and pretend
This isn't such a big mess
You say give it up, but I think I might give in

Rosalind Lutece
If it's a sin, I guess that it's a sin
We start to undress
Reshape our flesh, we are estranged again
Track Name: Derbener
I need you here
I need your care
Oh please by here
Speak to my softly, I need your care

I need you near
I need your warmth
Oh please be near
Hold me softly, I need your warmth

I need you, dear
I need your love
Oh please, dear, be near
Kiss me softly, I need your love

Kiss me softly, I need your love
Track Name: Bethany
I went into the dead land
Unattributable to the sand
Unattributable like you

I went into the dead air
Pa just gave me a death cold stare
Yeah, and ma was there too

So don't wait for me
Too long

Oh, Bethany
Be gone

And I will find you in water
You aren't their favorite daughter
But I'm your favorite fool

And if I said I started a fire
Would you call me a liar?
Well, good, 'cause that's a lie

But, still we should run from here
Just you and I

Oh, we should run from here
While we're still burning inside

If there's some kind of love, dear
Found in these wastes here
Then it was worth the time

And if there's a place right
Here with you under the moonlight
Then, baby, we'll be fine

Ooh, it feels like a mighty long time
Baybaeiough, it feels like a mighty long tim