Kesha — Spaceship
Album: Rainbow
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5.8

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Total ratings: 441









Released: 2017
Length: 5:02
Plays (last 30 days): 4
I always said when I'm gone, when I'm dead
Don't lay me down with the dirt on my head
You won't need a shovel, you don't need a cold headstone
You don't need to cry, I'm gon' be going home

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back to me
It's coming back for me
I don't really care if you believe it's coming back for me, yeah
I been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come and rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they'll be
I bet you'll think of me then
You're gonna say, "Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah"
Damn, if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me, yeah

I knew from the start I don't belong in these parts
There's too much hate, there's too much hurt for this heart
Lord knows this planet feels like a hopeless place
Thank God I'm going back home to outer space

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back to me
It's coming back for me
I don't really care if you believe it's coming back for me, yeah
I been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come and rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they'll be
I bet you'll think of me then
You're gonna say, "Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah"
Damn, if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me, yeah

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back for me
And I don't really care if you believe me
I been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come and rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they'll be
I bet you'll think of me then
You're gonna say, "Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah"
Damn, if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me, yeah

"As I leave this earth and sail into the infinite cosmos of the universe, the wars, the triumphs, the beauty, and the bloodshed, the ocean of human endeavor, it all grows quiet, insignificant. I'm nothing more than recycled stardust and borrowed energy, born from a rock, spinning in the ether. I watch my life backwards and forwards and I feel free. Nothing is real, love is everything, and I know nothing."
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I'm particularly fond of the closing lyric:

"As I leave this earth and sail into the infinite cosmos of the universe, the wars, the triumphs, the beauty, and the bloodshed, the ocean of human endeavor, it all grows quiet, insignificant. I'm nothing more than recycled stardust and borrowed energy, born from a rock, spinning in the ether. I watch my life backwards and forwards and I feel free. Nothing is real, love is everything, and I know nothing."
Oh, that grinding vocal fry on a high note. Pretty excruciating. 
I find this song sad. The protagonist is so alienated from this world and herself that she's slipped into total magical thinking. Even the "borrowed energy and recycled stardust" sounds like the detatchement of a kid playing with words (yes, I know it's correct).

Just...well, it's like McMurty's line in Levelland: You wish so hard it scares me. 

I'm going with an 8...it's effectively and disturbingly a case of someone who's given up on this world. 

It's not a bad song at all. I realize this is MY interpretation and also am not sure that Kesha intended all that. But she's a very smart lady, and I think she's introspective enough to realize all this. 
Hmmm. (pause) Hmmm. Not sure about this one.
Oh no, not again ... I was hoping this had fallen off the playlist.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Waiting for your spaceship, eh? 

Wooh Wooh Yeah He {#Cheers}
When all the chips are counted, this will not be Bill´s finest moment.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Pitchfork reviews the album. I don't know the back story but this is some contractual obligation album, apparently, but the idea of what if she had had a different producer at the beginning? is really interesting. 
 
Wow...that is a pretty good review, both in what they say about Kesha (I'm repeating myself, but I find it interesting how you take the $ out and end up better off, eh?) and in pop music in general.  Seems folks are getting sick of (FINALLY!!) all that shit that was passed off as cool, whatever....and so I'm torn on my rating of this track.  It's a 6 and a 9, and damn it I'm gonna round up my 7.5 → 8 just for shirts  & goggles.  Long Live RP!!  
I haven't located the exact locus of irritation, if it's the harsh, nasal twang of her voice, or the mumbly girlish vocalization, but this is climbing the ""Oh No, Not Again!" list with a bullet.
Waiting for your spaceship, eh? 

Don't let the hatch hit you in the backside on your way out of our solar system. 

I'm back to a 7 rating simply b/c of what it offers BillG for his impressive segue skills. 

and ain't it interesting how you can take the $ away and end up better off for it?  PEACE!!

Pitchfork reviews the album. I don't know the back story but this is some contractual obligation album, apparently, but the idea of what if she had had a different producer at the beginning? is really interesting. 
Bill introduced this as "something you wouldn't expect to hear on RP"

Well, that's why I am a fan of RP! I get to explore things I might not hear otherwise. Do I like it all? Hell no. Some of the afternoon jaunts into (Whatever that stuff is) can sometimes lead to a PSD, or two. Or three. I get to four sometimes and have to sign off for something else. I happens. But to me, that's the point here, there's something for everyone's tastes I reckon.

As far as this goes, Well I didn't PSD. In fact, IMO, its not bad. I liked it a lot better than many other songs I hear here. Unexpected? Well yeah! I was surprised it was this artist, and surprised by its style, and surprised to hear banjo and mando, and...... Surprised.

I would listen to it again. Would I hunt it down and buy it? Probably not. 

But thank you for turning me on to it Bill! That's why I listen to RP.
This girls singing for me! LOVE THIS
love it - totally surprised who this comes from 
It's a decent song, but I think I'm hearing it too often.
 volnomad wrote:
As much as it pains me to say this, I actually think I like this song.

 
2nd time hearing it and yeah, I think I like it too.
I like the Porcupine Tree version better.