N.B. Please do not read the lyrics whilst listening to the recordings

You said you wanted some space,
Well is this enough for you?
This what you've waited for,
No dust collecting in corners,
Or cups of tea that go cold before you drink them.
Tonight traveling at the speed of thought,
We're going to espcape to the stars.
It doesn't matter if the lifts are out of order
Or the car won't start,
We're rising above the city over forests and fields, rivers and lakes
Into the clouds and high above us
The whole universe is shining a welcome
Did you ever think this day would happen?
After days of trying to sell washing machines in the rain,
It looked like we'd never leave the ground,
But we're weightless, floating free,
We can go wherever we want,
Soar systems, constellations, galaxies.
I'll race you to the nearest planet.
How many times have you wished upon a star?
Now you can touch it, you can touch the stars.
Go on, don't be afraid.
I remembered you wanted some space,
Well, is this enough for you?
Is it?
Oh, the stars are bright but they don't give out any heat.
The planets are lumps of rock floating in a vacuum.
Yeah, space is cold when you're on your own.
I think it's time to go home.
Pull in my string, like a kite that flew too high,
Now it's time to come down.
Look out below.
Wait till I get back,
You're going to see something.
Yeah, I wanted some space but now I know.
It's O.K.
Space is O.K.,
But I'd rather get my kicks down below.

Lyrics by Jarvis Cocker, music by Pulp.
From the compilation Intro
B-side to O.U. (Gone Gone)

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