The Astronaut

by Art Cowles

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My debut solo album, I hope you enjoy it!

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released September 16, 2017

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Track Name: Let You Know
If you could look into my eyes and see my heart
I believe that it’s the right place we should start
We could go to all those places that we’ve been
And make believe like it’s just never gonna end

And I can’t believe that after all this time we’re here
A guy like me shouldn’t exist to you my dear
And I’d give everything before I’d let you go
And I just wanted to let you know

There will never be enough for me to say
‘Cause just a word from you can wash my cares away
It’s like a ship that’s sailing safely back to shore
When I’m with you how could I ever ask for more?

And I can’t believe that after all this time you’re here
The high school punk shouldn’t exist to you my dear
And I’d give everything before I’d let you go
And I just wanted to let you know

I wanted to let you know
Let you know

And I can’t believe that after all this time we’re here
A guy like me shouldn’t exist to you my dear
And I’d give everything before I’d let you go
And I just wanted to let you know

I wanted to let you know
I wanted to let you know
Track Name: Letter to Send
I don’t know where to begin
So I’ll just say that I love you
And I know in the end
I’ll know just the same
I know I’ll need you

But I can’t pretend I’ll be just fine on my own
And this letter I wish I could send tells just how I feel for you

You captivate my mind
And I can’t escape
I just keep thinking of you

And you, you are my world
And you can rest assured
I’ll always be here for you

But I can’t pretend I’ll be just fine on my own
And this letter I wish I could send tells just how I feel for you

It’s really been lonely
And I won’t be happy with anyone else
And I need you to tell me
Do you love me the same way that I love you?
Track Name: When I'm With You
If I had a moment
That I could keep in my heart
I’d choose when we were together
Because we’re better together

If I could be with you
Every day and all night
You know I’d do it forever
Through all kinds of weather

But I know I’ll leave you and go far away
And even so you know I wish I could stay
And I don’t know yet if this love is true
But nothing feels better than when I’m with you

I wake in the morning
With you still on my mind
The touch of your skin
And how you treat me so kind

And then in the evening
When I lay down to rest
I think of all that we’ve been through
And I know you’re the best

The best that I ever
Ever felt in my life
Was when we were together
Because we’re better together

But I know I’ll leave you and go far away
And even so you know I wish I could stay
And I don’t know yet if this love is true
But nothing feels better than when I’m with you
Track Name: Finish the Song
Waiting on the morning, waiting for the song
Waiting for what’s inside me to drag itself along
‘Cause you know I think and play and write
I play and write again
But will I finish a song in the end?

I stress and worry
Nearly lose my mind for days
Just trying to write a melody to help you feel that way
Should I three, six, two, five, one it?
Should I make the last note bend?
And will it turn into a song in the end?

I’ve got this feeling like my heart wants to get out
So I grab my paper then I start to frown and doubt
Because every time I write a song it only gets worse
I can’t finish it past the second verse

Oh I’ve been working on these words for so long
At first they seem so right and then suddenly they’re wrong
You know Jimi, John and Dylan didn’t worry about a thing
They just played their guitars and they sang

I’ve got this feeling like my heart wants to get out
So I grab my paper then I start to frown and doubt
Because every time I write a song just past the second verse
I can’t finish the song of course

It looks like I was too worried, looks like I was wrong
And maybe life’s a lot like trying to write a decent song
And with all these thoughts, heart and words that I sat here and penned
I guess I finished a song in the end

Looks like I finished a song in the end
And I bet you’re wondering when this song is gonna end
Track Name: Dead End Streets
We’ve both never felt like this before
Like you and I were meant for something more
Like you’re the part of me that fits just right
And I was meant to hold you here all night

We’ve both walked our broke and dead end streets
Where broken hearts and lonely shadows meet
And even after all we’ve both been through
I gave it all, now my heart’s in you

I’ve held on, I’ve waited for so long
The missing verse to fix my broken song
You fill up my world and make it whole
You light the dark, you drive away the cold

And we’ve both walked our broke and dead end streets
Where broken hearts and lonely shadows meet
And even after all we’ve both been through
I gave it all, now my heart’s in you

I will never leave you
I will never leave

We’ve both walked our broke and dead end streets
Where broken hearts and lonely shadows meet
And even after all those days we knew
You were meant for me and I for you
Track Name: Stay the Same
I’m leaving town on a train next Sunday
I Don’t know when I’ll be back
But I hope you’ll be waiting for me

Because I’ve got this dream of a world filled with music
Where silence is our friend
And the dark doesn’t scare us at all

And I’ll take this dream and with the world I will share it
And maybe I can change it
And I hope I can make some cash

So when I return, we could get married
And we could find a house
Or maybe we could tour the world

But I know it’s hard being here on your own
And it breaks my heart leaving you here alone
But all these changes
I can’t escape
And through it all I know you and I will always stay the same

Do you remember when we walked together
Out in the rain
Then we sat and just watched it fall

And I held you close and I knew in that moment
I loved you from the start
And you need to know that will never change

But I know it’s hard being here on your own
And it breaks my heart leaving you here alone
But all these changes
I can’t escape
And through it all I know you and I will always stay the same
Track Name: Before I Knew You
I miss you
And I can’t remember why that
Every moment replays slowly in my mind and
Every hour I feel more and more away and
Every moment it feels like everybody’s changing
And I know it doesn’t seem to make sense why
But for the first time
For the first time in my life I am afraid

Days go slowly
And the weeks go by like hours
In the morning watching shadows on the flowers
In the sunlight of a never ending dream
Wish I could go back
Back to how it used to be when life was easy
Was it ever easy?

I miss you
And I always wonder why that every moment
Feels just like I want to die without you waiting
Waiting just inside the door while I am breaking
Breaking like I did before, before I knew you
Before I knew you

Before I knew you
You know I always felt alone
And what can I do?
When they’ll take away my soul?
And I’m so angry
I’m so angry all the time at all the same things
That used to weigh upon my mind
How much I loved you
And how we always felt so free
But now I’m broken
And you’re so far away from me

I miss you
And I always wonder why that every moment
Feels just like I want to die without you waiting
Waiting just inside the door while I am breaking
Breaking like I did before, before I knew you
Before I knew you

I wish I never knew you
Track Name: The Astronaut
I don’t know where I belong
Can you find me?
Will you find me?
Floating all about

I don’t know if I was wrong
Would you try me?
While I divide me?
Finding my way out

Space is as lonely as can be

Time
Time passes by
And so do you
So do you

Across a great divide
I focus on the pain
But I can’t feel it
Is it real yet?

I need to go outside
I need to go outside
Because I’m lonely
So very lonely

And should I even try?
Should I even try
To change the world?
It’s not my world

And I don’t feel the same
I try to feel my pain
But I can’t feel it
Would you believe it

I’m an ordinary man

And space is as lonely as can be
Space is as lonely as the sea

I can’t explain
I don’t feel like I belong
You are the same
What we did was nothing wrong
I don’t care who you were or where you’re from
And I’m not ashamed
If you never got along with everyone

And space is as lonely as can be

I lie awake at night
Alive and worried
Confused and worried

I look into the sun
And I want to go there
But there’s nothing near it
You can’t go near it
No one can

I can’t explain
I don’t feel like I belong
You are the same
What we did was nothing wrong
I don’t care who you were or where you’re from
Because I’m not ashamed
If you never got along
Never got along with anyone

And space is as lonely as can be
Space is as lonely as can be
Space is as lonely as can be
(I’m an ordinary man)
Space is as lonely as can be
(I’m an ordinary man)

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