Shakedown

by Space Thief

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look deep into your eyes at the secrets that you hide all the demons held inside all the pain don't cut yourself on your reflection it will cut your soul if you're not careful careening through the ostrich nebula head into a black hole there upon the threshold of oblivion lies the mirror that reflects one's soul but when I look into my eyes it just breaks my heart every memory ignites every secret held to light all the demons come to life all the rage i cut my soul on the reflection of sharpened images thought faded
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04:07
it's not so easy once said and done to accept that it's over what was once so promising now a fading memory it's over indecision and restlessness overturning hopelessness as all the flowers gestating beneath the surface begin to bloom it's not so easy to overcome wasted potential just face it it's over what was once so promising life is over it's over it's over all the flowers come to bloom and they open up your eyes the undefinable mystical mysteries beneath the surface now unraveled begin to bloom
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01:57
I was wasting my life watching all my dreams go by I was wasting away when I met you and you broke my heart said I'd never make my dreams come true and you broke my heart when you left me but don't look away when I touch the sky (are you looking now?) for you I will steal every single star and you'll wonder how I was wasting my time thinking of ways to impress you when it was already time to move on and I'm moving on and I'm moving on and I'm moving on and I'm moving on but don't look away when I touch the sky (are you looking now?) for you I will steal every single star and you'll wonder how you passed me by
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I was marooned, and losing time three big moons held the sky no oxygen in the air reserve tanks running dry do I venture on in search of life? or do I play it safe here? either way I die you descended from the sky and by the sparkles that sparkled in your eyes I knew you saw what I was thinking and your smile didn't mind all of the years that had gone by before you arrived had stripped away my precious life you wrapped yourself around me and held me tight three big moons held the sky and by the sparkles that sparkled in your eyes there was just one perfect night and then I died right in your arms it was too soon you were too late
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(free) 03:13
tanks tanks for all the wars tanks for everything tanks for nothing tanks for shooting me down when I get up way too high and I get to thinking there's just so much peace going around but I must insist that the bombs are getting way too loud I can feel them hit the ground long before they're ever launched I want to give a million tanks to all the dictators and warmongers, fascists, and terrorists I'd tank you personally but you've got so many more tanks than me tank you very much tanks for sharing all the love and peace and democracy
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she was a flight risk from Mars queen of all the fading stars a burnt-out goddess of quasars shining no brighter than the ember on her cigarette it was like watching a plane crash up close intimate thoughts flashed through her eyes she was the dying girl that never died I watched her when she came back to life why are all these people waiting for the world to end burning all the cities tearing out their children's minds it's not Armageddon it's a suicide for all mankind all the broken gods and goddesses pouring out their creativity we could have ruled the world once now we just watch it burn and write a dirge and light cigarettes in the flames burn down the whole damn universe
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I must have dozed off at the controls and steered right into a black hole and it tore our molecules apart there was no pain it was more of a total awakening of every part of me "is this what death is really like?" I wondered as I died and we were one with everything our minds combined no thoughts unheard playing backwards and forward we lost all meaning of time and we saw everything that ever was and ever could be all at once yeah we came alive on the other side recombined and I could see that you were thinking you could see what I was thinking and everything was still true we flew away from a white hole that had bleached our souls with perfect harmony and you're still a part of me
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when the cold wind blows frost upon your nose look to the sky I'll be thinking of you and when the sun has baked all your dreams away just close your eyes I'll be thinking of you through all your woes and your sagapos and every misty-eyed triumph and every tragic letdown look to the stars every night the galaxy is yours the galaxy is yours every moonbeam and every shooting star the galaxy is yours the galaxy is yours in a moment I would steal it all for you
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04:06
the sun shines over my shoulder and I'm out of the solar system never looking back stuck for over a century trapped in a world that steals time and never gives it back you say "please stay" but your eyes are lies I can't escape frozen, paralyzed worlds shrink the porthole window goodbye Neptune, goodbye Pluto I'm never coming back you say "please stay" but your eyes are lies I have escaped beyond the skies and I'm moving on and I'll take my time and I'll take my time and I'll take my time back
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It was a shadowy evening on the shady moon of Centuri IV when a dark, weathered figure in a space suit entered the saloon. He had a swagger that might have started from a limp, another grim reminder of his many adventures. Raising his cold-fusion particle eliminator pistol he announced, "All your space are belong to us...also I'll take whatever's in the register."

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released April 20, 2010

Music performed by Ben Ickler, Buddy Hachar, Stephen Flusche, and Graham Low.

Songs written by Ben Ickler.

Recorded and mixed by Ben Blank in Austin, TX.

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Space Thief Salt Lake City, Utah

When the genre police visited the space thief in his iron cell, they found they could not commit a name to his crime, and were crippled litigiously by his whimsy.

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