Escape Pod For Two

by Cosmicity

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This is Cosmicity's very popular 2003 concept album with all tracks from the original 2CD release included. Full album download includes a PDF of original art and liner notes (including lyrics), as well as the full animated music video for the song "Sedgwick".

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released January 1, 2003

All songs written and performed by Mark Nicholas (aka Cosmicity). Additional backing vocals by Sara Nicholas on Sedgwick, Tinnitus, and This Is Your Crappy Christmas Present. Additional remixed versions by the bands/artists indicated in the song titles.

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Track Name: Sedgwick
The sign says "Sedgwick". It isn't hard to see. I run from that hotel, though no one's chasing me. I sit in moonlight waiting for the train. For the first time in my life, I long for it to rain. But no rain ever comes. These clouds just won't produce. And I'm left here feeling slippery like God has cut me loose. Just then, I see her on the stairs. She's totally aware, but I can't break my stare. I'm going over there. She smiles at me just so. We nervously "hello". I know I was meant to go to Sedgwick Station. I found her, finally, at Sedgwick Station. Waiting, patiently, at Sedgwick Station.

She whispers secrets. She knew me in her dreams. She says that we're connected. I know exactly what she means. We talk of friction, sandpaper chemistry. I tell her of a world with no hostility. Her eyes fill up with hazel. Her hands attach to mine. I know now that we're going, and we're going just in time. Just then a train pulls in to rest. She says “This is our test. It's time that we resist a world that's kept us lonely and wondering ‘if only’”. As she looks at me just so, I know... I was meant to go to Sedgwick Station. I found her, finally, at Sedgwick Station. Waiting, patiently, at Sedgwick Station.

Through streaks of motion, I can't see where we are. We haven't travelled long so I'm sure we're not that far. We start to calculate distance, speed and time. If we find out where we're going, then we might know what we'll find. But our paper drifts out the window and our eyes track its ascent. As it falls up to the stars, we feel out where it went. Just then the ceiling tears away and, though we're both okay, we sure don't want to stay. So we jump out through the air. Where we land, well, I don't care. When she looks at me just so, I know I was meant to go to Sedgwick Station. I found her, finally, at Sedgwick Station. Waiting, patiently, at Sedgwick Station.
Track Name: Departure
Outer Space Man, what have you done to me? I was just broken, but now there's sympathy. I can't stay here and I'll miss this apathy, but I can't turn my head. You've shown me too much mercy. You said "Don't look down now 'cause it's not there somehow. When you're tripped and falling down, just forget to hit the ground, then float away.."

Outer Space Man, how did you know me? Even I'd forgotten the man I meant to be. But you had X-Rays or some kind of telepathy. And though I strain to own it, I want what you've given me. You said "Don't look down now 'cause it's not there somehow. When you're tripped and falling down just forget to hit the ground, then float away.." I'll stand up now and I'll leave here somehow. You may hear me shouting that I'm done with doubting. Yes, I believe you. Now I know better. Now I know better and I have found a way.

Outer Space Man, why did you come to me? Was I deserving of so much sympathy? You said "Don't look down now 'cause it's not there somehow. When you're tripped and falling down just forget to hit the ground, then float away.."
Track Name: Escape Pod For Two
Our eyes are dark. Our lips are cold. Our lust was traded. Our passion sold. We can't get up. We dare not shout. We have no choice. We have no out. But that's yesterday. That's not right now. Forever's coming soon. We're on our way, in this escape pod for two.

They poison hope. They filter sun. They have the bullets. They own the gun. We can¹t resist. We dare not fight. We can not charm. They always bite. But that's yesterday. That's not right now. Forever's coming soon. We're on our way, in this escape pod for two.

Together in search of a better place: a different scene... a sweeter taste. Pain left behind is not misplaced: it is our fuel... it is our faith. Let's start today. Let's go right now. Forever's coming soon. We're on our way, in this escape pod for two.
Track Name: In-Flight
Looking down I see what was: a place I lived, well, just because I was in it, for the moment. But looking up I see what's right: no clouds, no sky, just endless night. And I feel it. I really feel it. Everyday I wonder how. Everyday I ask out loud: “How did I get where I am?” I know I'll never understand, but I won't come down again. I won't touch ground, instead, I'll fly above your head and I won't come down now. I won't turn back now. I won't fall down now. I won't look back now.

I lift my head, but close my eyes. The engine shakes my mind to life and I want it. I just absorb it. Pushing out through pitch black sea I pause to face reality, but I leave it. I just don't need it. Everyday I wonder how. Everyday I ask out loud: “How did I get where I am?” I know I'll never understand, but I won't come down again. I won't touch ground, instead, I'll fly above your head and I won't come down now. I won't turn back now. I won't fall down now. I won't look back now.

Racing past reality. Orbiting my fantasy. Standing's far too stationary. Landing's far too ordinary, so I won't come down again. I won't touch ground, instead, I'll fly above your head and I won't come down now. I won't turn back now. I won't fall down now. I won't look back now.
Track Name: Abort
Sitting on cushions designed for support, I dare not abort any critical missions. Though awkward positions dare me to consider, maybe I'd be better off walking in space. Never heard of gravity. Newton's laws are lost on me. What goes up just keeps on going. Weightless blood just keeps on flowing.

Conscious, but barely, I'm thinking, though rarely, that I dare not resort to any serious decisions. Though galactic conditions are nearly sub-par, I'm really not far from walking in space. Never heard of gravity. Newton's laws are lost on me. Friction's just a fairy tale. Earth was just a test I failed.

My breathing, though stable, is frantic, but I'm able to catch it when the situation calls. Though my heart falls asleep at the wheel, I wonder how I'd feel walking in space. Never heard of gravity. Newton's laws are lost on me. I won't give him the satisfaction of some proportionate reaction.
Track Name: Regenerate
I want so bad to wake you up... to shake you out and bring you here. I want so much to stretch the seam of what you've seen and make things clear. When it's dark, this universe is wasted, but I stay up for life you've never tasted. Regenerate with me in the hidden galaxy, where takers never keep and dreamers never sleep.

I need this time to show you in, to stop you short of practical. I need this space to slide you through, to show you who you're meant to be. When it's dark, this universe is wasted, but I stay up for life you've never tasted. Regenerate with me in the hidden galaxy, where sunlight never falls and passion never stalls.

Feel, Touch, Loiter, Linger... Absolute bliss at the tip of your finger. Just beyond your fear, you'll always find me here. You will never be alone. Regenerate with me in the hidden galaxy, where love can never lie and thirst will never die.
Track Name: Drops and Splotches
So maybe I'd lost myself in endless showers; washed myself down endless drains. All that lather, all that rinsing... none of it was too convincing. But you saw me from a distance though Monet-filtered eyes, so my scattered drops and splotches were added up to size. You will never be alone.
Track Name: Tinnitus
I know just what you're feeling. Your hands give you away. With all that's come before this, you're more than just afraid. But December's long forgotten. Those moments can't compare. I'm a former visionary now capturing more than most eyes dare.

Yesterday I was missing in orange so endearing. A twisted tangerine frequency with something interfering. But that color's long forgotten. That shade could not compare to the spectrums that I'm seeing now in your pace, your grace, and everywhere.

From this distance I can see everything that’s wrong with me. On this ship that never lands, I know you'll always understand.

I've suffered through Tinnitus, the most seductive virus. I simply cannot hear it here. Too safe within our atmosphere. Now that planet's long forgotten. The weight will not be missed. You're the angel that I dreamt of. You're the feeling, you're the bliss.

From this distance, at this speed, I can see what's going to be: Boundless life with no demands, on this ship that never lands.
Track Name: Vast
Countless planets bounce back starlight... in through pupils too dazzled to dilate. Now that we're here, I have no fear. Through these windows all things come clear. Each day is so vast beyond all recognition. This exceeds the definition at last.

Years may pass but we feel rested, as frantic light shows they have tested our sharpened eyes that pierce through options. Like rain or friction we control them here. Seductive space dust travels with us. Through each system our hearts listen. Each day is so vast beyond all recognition. This exceeds the definition at last. Vast beyond all recognition. Stripping off my inhibition at last.

Do you think they see us here? Would they even care? Will they sense it when we pass? Will we ever stop? Do we need to know? I doubt it as I taste your kiss. Vast, beyond all comprehension. Moving through our own dimension at last.
Track Name: Oxygenius
A planet dressed in white and green. A moon so crisp it's just obscene. I climb into a nervous cloud, then fly right through and laugh out loud. Sliding by without a sound, I am. Nurturing my failure. Spooning my regret. I flip the bird at destiny 'cause he hasn't caught me yet. I'm making out with enemies, sleeping with my fear. I'll never find a better world than this self-made atmosphere.

Perpetually in motion now and too far gone to land. Passion keeps me searching but I don't want to understand. Heavens smear like censored skin. I pass them up and laugh again. I launch my voice to God and say, I am. Nurturing my failure. Spooning my regret. I flip the bird at destiny 'cause he hasn't caught me yet. I'm making out with enemies, sleeping with my fear. I'll never find a better world than this self-made atmosphere.

It doesn't matter where we are. It doesn't matter just how far. The secret's always safe with me in our hidden galaxy. Nurturing my failure. Spooning my regret. I flip the bird at destiny 'cause he hasn't caught me yet. I'm making out with enemies, sleeping with my fear. I'll never find a better world than this self-made atmosphere.
Track Name: Future Song
I say I need you, but the truth is in the wanting. I could live without you and just suffer everyday. I say it's kismet that we've ended up together, but I am such a liar. With you, I choose to stay. Here we go. (With you I choose to stay.) You are my future now. (Thank God you came my way.) Here we go. (With you I choose to stay.) You are my future now. (With you I'm not afraid.)

You think you know me, but I must beg to differ. Of a million secrets, you've only heard a few. You think you love me, but there's just no way. True love will take a lifetime, starting with today. Here we go. (We'll find more love each day.) You are my future now. (We will find our way.) Here we go. (We'll find more love each day.) You are my future now. (We'll know what to say.)

There's a love song in the future, broadcast light-years from today, about a man who finds his fortune at a very early age. And I don't quite know the chorus, but I can surely tell you this: when I write it, I'll describe you as the reason I exist. (And so I must insist.) You are my future now. (You're the reason I exist.) Here we go. (And so I must insist.) You are my future now. (You're the reason I exist.)