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Cosmonaut Music Fall 2015
Art by Ian Storey

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released September 18, 2014

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Track Name: Lost Cosmonaut
Earth to Ivan, can you hear me?
Signal's Lost, communication's dying
No one can know, No One can understand
What's done for the motherland

Lost Cosmonauts

Earth to Sergei, can you hear me?
Signal's lost, communication's dying
No one can know, no one can understand
What's done for the motherland
Track Name: Things I Can't Believe
we used to take pictures to remember
but now i guess we take pictures to forget
everything outside the frame
and you put your camera down
when i come around

so if you want to get on film you best have
smoke in your mouth and your hair hanging down
i forgot my costume again today and i was asked to leave
things i can’t believe

we’re all about everything
our collective consciousness
with a selective memory
you want so badly to be seen
with your living accessories
things i can’t believe
Track Name: Paradise
Tell me is the picture
crisp in your mind
or is this another glass walled dream
to be worn away and forgotten
and reinvented after a time
when all we need is sand and sunshine
on the shores of a dying ocean

What is paradise?
I can’t imagine how it feels

I feel so powerless and so full
of beautiful memories
but it doesn't mean anything at all
gone are the days
when i believed we would be unchanged
when all I needed was a laugh and a shake
or to be on the edge of
some damn commotion

Track Name: City of Leaving
I thought only I could try so hard
without believing

you’re here in body not in mind
because you’ve suffered one
too many goodbyes
and you sum up everything in my mind
when you call this the city of leaving

I’m planning my escape from this place

and it seems so selfish to say
maybe someday, if we ever return...
i guess it’s my curse to always stay
i only live on the paths i didn't take
and the here and now is gray
this is the city of leaving
Track Name: Medusa
all my life I have tried
not to impede my brothers
and my sisters in their search
but equally I know that I have hurt
And I don’t know the story my eyes tell
but I’m not sure it’s the same
that’s in my heart

Now we’re just waiting
for the silence to end
if i say this will you understand
or will it only serve to make me
as alien in your eyes
as I am in mine

we are the demon and the god whole
and now we wage a war on our own souls
it pains me that I have fallen victim
to a lie a recognize
the medusa that though staring
in its own eyes still won’t die