The Ballad Of The Black Hole Sailor

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From "Songs From Abroad" (2014)

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Past the point of no escape,
The point of no return,
I'm idling in space
Near where a star once used to burn,
And nobody will come for me,
They'll never hear my cry!
No sound nor light escapes this place,
There's nowhere left to fly.

I'm the first, I'm the first, I'm the first
Sailor to cross the horizon line!
But I'm cursed, But I'm cursed, I'm cursed
That no one will know
That so lonesome an honor is mine.

My father was a tailor,
My mother was a queen.
And I'm a star-born sailor,
This whole galaxy, I've seen.
And I don't regret a lightyear
That I've traveled since my birth,
Though my feet will cross the threshold
Having never known the Earth.

I'm the first, I'm the first, I'm the first
Sailor to cross the horizon line!
But I'm cursed, But I'm cursed, I'm cursed
That no one will know
That so lonesome an honor is mine.

Cradled in the tendrils
Of a singularity-
Eternal is its hunger,
Which is my delivery!
For even time can not escape
The darkness' embrace,
So eternity have I to dream
Of my true lover's face.

I'm the first, I'm the first, I'm the first
Sailor to cross the horizon line!
But I'm cursed, But I'm cursed, I'm cursed
That no one will know
That so lonesome an honor is mine.
No one will know that
So lonesome an honor is mine.

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from Discrete Packets of Song: A Compilation, released December 12, 2016

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Aaron J. Shay Seattle, Washington

Sci-fi inspired banjo rock and literary ukulele. You're probably gonna like it.

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