THE HUMAN LEAGUE - LYRICS

 

FIRST MAN IN SPACE

(Buckle/Honer/Cocker)

 

ALBUM VERSION:

I was the first man in space on our street

I had to leave my wife and kids behind

It was a chance I could not pass upon

It was the journey of a lifetime

I threw away my packing up

As they were waving me bye bye

Sometimes all I need is the air that I breathe

And the air that I breathe is so thin I get high

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

Seen some burn on re entry

Bones that have crumbled to dust

It was rough but I kept it together

But now I'm finding it hard to ajust

How are you supposed to open these new milk cartons?

Why don't they make golden nuggets no more?

Where was the ticket...reception

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know?

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

Lumps of rock

Alien lifeforms

Parties with no atmosphere

Space is cold

Home is colder

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

And there's nobody here

And there's nobody here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

 

LONGER VERSION:

Dear Mary

So nice to be back on solid ground after being away for so long

Gravity is a drag though, isn't?

Really gets me down sometimes

I hardly recognised the place when I first got back

I still feel slightly dislocated

Whilst I was exploring the final frontier there seems to have been a coffee revolution

Now everyones a rcoket man

As long as it is served with a balsamic dressing

But I mustn't complain

So many others didn't make it back

Or never even get off the ground in the first place

Please call round whenever you feel like it

It would be lovely to see you again

The kids must be quite grown up now I suppose

Still, that's progress for you

See you soon

Love Phil

I was the first man in space on our street

I had to leave my wife and kids behind

It was a chance I could not pass upon

It was the journey of a lifetime

I threw away my packing up

As they were waving me bye bye

Sometimes all I need is the air that I breathe

And the air that I breathe is so thin I get high

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

Seen some burn on re entry

Bones that have crumbled to dust

It was rough but I kept it together

But now I'm finding it hard to ajust

How are you supposed to open these new milk cartons?

Why don't they make golden nuggets no more?

Where was the ticket...reception

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know what I saw?

How come no one wants to know?

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

Lumps of rock

Alien lifeforms

Parties with no atmosphere

Space is cold

Home is colder

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

When you come home at night

And there's nobody here

And there's nobody here

And there's nobody here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

High in the stratosphere

Darling come quick you can see our house from here

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

And I'm floating like god in his heaven

 

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