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All songs written, performed, and recorded by SJB around Christmas 2013

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released January 18, 2014

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Stephen James Buckley UK

Stephen writes and records songs in his room. He plays all the instruments.

Stephen releases his music for free on the internet, and occasionally plays live. He has a voice like 7 years bad luck.

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Track Name: Lunar Tourist
Ship crash-landed, left me here
No time, no telephones
I find it easier by far
When I'm far away

I look back at earth sometimes
Hear songs on the radio
Zoom in on the tiny people
And long for home

Sending out the signals now
But there is no atmosphere
Hardware sings in harmony
I pretend I'm free
Track Name: Stay Inside And Watch The Lights
It's Christmas time and the streets are lit
In armageddon colours
Crowds of people holding hands
And like a dog I hide from the fireworks

It's not quite there and it's not quite right
It's not quite fun on a saturday night
So stay at home and watch the lights
Flashing off and on

The party is on and the punch is sweet
The company is tiring
I've got my own escape you see
It's numbing me
And I can't hear your stupid fucking fireworks

it's Christmas time and the birds are dead
Armageddon black and red
Crowds of people I can't stand
Leave them staring dumbstruck at the fireworks

It's not quite there and it's not quite right
It's not quite fun on a saturday night
So stay at home and watch the lights
Flashing off and on
Track Name: The Absentee (Part 1)
Raise a glass to absent friends
No longer need to pretend
It's good to see you're on the mend
Now close your eyes and count to ten

Raise a glass to absent friends
We won't speak of it again
Take a seat we'll tell you when
This is where our story ends
Track Name: Vapour Trail
Took a trip to the moon
In his great big black balloon
Every high on earth was ultimately hollow
Hoilday to outer space
There's this quiet little place
Not a soul on earth would ever dare to follow

It's fine
Just a shaking line
Disappearing fast
She tried to slow up the decline
Just a vapour trail
Across the sky

In a crater there's a home
A safe house to which he can go
Where all chances are blown to hell and back again

He's a whisper that might seem sincere
Run it underwater til the water runs clear

It's fine
Just a shaking line
Disappearing fast
She tried to slow up the decline
Just a vapour trail
Across the sky
Track Name: Dream Of A Future Wife
There's a picture in my wallet
It's of my future wife
I found it in a magazine
Back in my previous life

One day she will find me
We'll take spacewalks hand in hand
We'll kiss through astronaut suits
When the rescue party lands

I smuggled her through customs
To the launchpad, to the sky
My zero-gravity baby
Her eyes are airbrushed and kind

One day she will find me
We'll take spacewalks hand in hand
We'll kiss through astronaut suits
When the rescue party lands

We'll share of my oxygen
My frozen coffee can
We'll marry on the moon 'cause I'm her favourite spaceman

One day she will find me
We'll take spacewalks hand in hand
We'll kiss through astronaut suits
When the rescue party lands
Track Name: Ground Control, We Have A Problem
I spoke with my computer
Told me I looked good today
it really seemed sincere
And I didn't know what to say
My family waved their goodbyes
Put my picture in a frame
It breaks my heart to think
That they think I'm still the same

Ground control we have a problem
Astronoaut is AWOL
He's just floating round up there
Floating round up there
It seems without a care

I looked down at the houses
Getting smaller, smaller still
Pinpoint people shrinking
As I swallow all my pills
I spoke with my computer
Told me everything was fine
It really seemed to mean it
But my hands don't feel like mine

Ground control we have a problem
Astronoaut is AWOL
Only seemed like yesterday
He was fine in every way
Ground control we have a problem
Astronaut is gone
He's just floating round up there
Floating round up there
It seems without a care