We're Getting Older

from by Instar



What if you saw a starship?
If you went to a window and there she was.
The countless lights on her.
The endless night behind her.
The world dwarfed. You as well.
Well you do see her.

Anatawo dakenakutemo.
[You, even if I cannot hold]
Anatawo hanasenakutemo.
[You, even if I can't let go]

...watch the lights,
which are constant. This is how
you know they are not human.
At some point we need the dark.


You imagine the people on the ship
as people because that’s easiest.
You imagine the people on the ship floating
because you want to.

Pulling the horizon behind you.
Don't turn the lighthouse off to see the dark.

You know there must be an outline
to her shadow and that comforts you.

A few days later your husband runs away.
He tries to take you with him
but you can see it's not much of a plan
You can see how small he is,
the edge of the starship
in the window...

Drowned in what I am
It's on and on and
All alone inside
I'm saving all my sanity
And it's not enough to go around
To both of our two worlds
So many days that I feel I've come undone
(We think the night away)
We've come undone
(We think the night away)
Slow dive

In a moment of clarity,
you figure out why the ship has come,
why the ship is empty. It's for you. It's for
everyone. It's an evacuation of your planet.

But she won't take you unwillingly...


from Instar, track released October 2, 2014
Bass / Synths / Guitars: Instar (Greg Greenberg, Doug Van Bevers)

Session drums: Travis Orbin

Guest vocals: Hayato Imanishi, Dan Wieten

Guest poetry: Sarah Blake



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Narrative prog. Space synths. Star-death beats. Austin/Tel Aviv.


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