Secrets of the New Explorers

by Glen Phillips

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1.
They'll Find Me (free) 03:18
16 inches between my bedroom and infinity i've waited 40 years built my fortune just to be here when the pods inflate and i float inside i'll be up in the sky closer to the visitors waiting to return with them finally back where i should be i remember vividly they observed so thoroughly till they knew me nearly completely i'll break off from the cluster and thrust out free from orbit they'll find me like they promised so long ago up in the sky (we will find you) up in the sky (we will find you) up in the sky (we will not forget you) they'll find me
2.
Solar Flare 02:32
goodnight moon goodnight air goodnight captain in the captain's chair goodbye teeth and goodbye hair you were taken by the solar flare goodnight earth goodnight mother goodnight planets still undiscovered when you awaken i will not be there i was taken by the solar flare godbless capsule godbless crew godbless computer and god bless you remember me well and keep me in your prayers still burning in the solar flare i am burning in the solar flare
3.
Return to Me 03:40
we will see the sun rise twice within a day champagne through a straw, love and tablets from the tray with a finger i will lift you gently from your seat and draw you near embrace you as we spin, all grace and beauty and when the earth regains its hold you'll return with me will you think of him here when i've taken you so far? and i have made you mine beneath the naked stars with a kiss i will claim you as my own the heavens are my kingdom the galaxy my home so no matter where you go you will return to me no matter where you go you will return to me no matter where you go you will return to me
4.
take me up to the top and don't stop you look down can't comprehend such a long drop twenty thousand miles i'm not a liar i tell you steven tyler's wishing he could have a piece of this ascending movable feast paydirt, payload, heave-ho pack your halliburton and let's go space elevator we've no need for escape velocity we're free with every mile higher we lose the weight of gravity climb the tether together heading for the counterweight up the carbon nanotube spiderweb into space you're gonna love it here get undressed in the mesosphere get so hot in the thermosphere you know what's coming the exosphere space elevator don't look down don't look down don't look
5.
there is no exaggeration i am truly alone 100 million clicks and 8 long months from home but i'm holding to my promise i'll land and plant the flag for god and corporation and the glory of all man there's no law that could touch me my sins are mine to keep i'm a rocket, i'm an island and on my shore she sleeps i'm not coming back from here i've been too far i'm cold but i'm not scared in the Spirit of Shackleton there are droplets of crimson they surround me as they drift bonding together or bursting into mist so i open up my mouth and i offer out my tongue they are salty and sweet like the memory of love
6.
A Dream 02:42
still your voice now listen long only wind and sparrow song feel the earth beneath your feet the salt sea air the sun's soft heat they're not going to take it all away they're not going to take it all away empty cities rising seas room for hope and simple dreams they can have the moon and stars and what they've left is only ours they're not going to take it all away they're not going to take it all away life is but a dream and it's time to wake up oh life is but a dream it's time to wake up

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released March 4, 2008

Solar Flare, The Spirit of Shackleton and A Dream were performed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered(ish) by Glen Phillips

They'll Find Me:
John Askew - acoustic guitar, bass, tick guitar, editing, recording
Dan Phillips - shakers, additional percussion

Return To Me:
John Askew - electric guitar, drums, recording
Dan Phillips - percussion

Space Elevator -
John Askew - electric guitar, recording
Dan Phillips - virtual hi hat

Artwork by Ben Ciccati

Recorded at Ed in Santa Barbara

They'll Find Me, Return to Me, Space Elevator:
Music by Glen Phillips and John Askew
Lyrics by Glen Phillips
2008 Umami Music (ASCAP), Miniatura (ASCAP)

Solar Flare, Spirit of Shackleton, A Dream
Music and Lyrics by Glen Phillips
2008 Umami Music (ASCAP)

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