a space boy dream lyrics – belle & sebastian

i dreamt i had to go to mars
i’m always kidding on about going to mars for the day
but faced with the reality of it
in a dream, i was terrified

and it wasn’t going to be like a moon trip
there was three of us going
but we couldn’t all go on the same ship
we had to go one at a time with a day between us

i had to go first
and it was the thought of p*ssing through all that black sp*ce
all the darkness with nothing in it
and then being the first one to land there all alone

i knew it was supposed to be all dark around
with just a red surface
but what if i got there and it was light
all civilized and populated and stuff?
so i made a plan

the other two astronauts were going to be my dad and my sister
and my dad would come first after me
so i decided when i landed i would just stay in my seat until he got there
and then we could get out together and have a look around
and see what sort of things were there

and when i woke up and i was lying in the darkness
i thought i had landed
and i just lay still for a while, waiting for my dad to get there too

/ belle sebastian lyrics