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The Wondersmith and His Sons
Astronautalis Lyrics

I am a soldier baby,
who works just like a slave,
sweating through the pain of digging
his foxhole that he know is just a grave
You trust me don't you baby?
Yeah, you'd hand your life to me.
Let's walk along the wire and watch the muzzles flash like lightning

A smile safe-crackers understand is rendering this steady hand obsolete,
you thought you caught my sleight of hand,
but you could never understand,
no, not me.

Father was a charming man with much hidden up his sleeve,
I wonder if this is what he planned when he taught his tricks to me.
The youngest was a clever boy cracking calculus by three,
the eldest was impractical and obsessively clean,
then there was me:

I was born a charming man with silver tongue, pearl teeth.
This's never how it's s'posed to end, we were promised all we'd dream
The envy of the Everyman our family seemed complete,
our father was a charming man, our mother a siren.

But now I'm on the run again - this hotel's home to me,
they found the other skeleton face down in the stream.
The youngest was still tucked in bed,
that way they thought he was asleep,
they moved the mirror from his mouth,
the fog that should remain was not to be seen,
not to be seen.

I am the doctor darling,
who used to operate,
but I couldn't stand the pain of healing,
only to watch another woman waste away.
You trust me don't you baby?
Yeah, you'd hand your life to me.
Let's set this barn on fire,
and watch the flames eat up the roof beams.

A smile safe-crackers understand,
is rendering this steady hand,
You thought I must have broken in,
but there's no crime in coming in,
they hand me the key.

Floating on the wind again,
on the tail of my quarry,
on a woman weak for charming men,
who's holding what I need.
She'll leave her window cracked for me,
and I'll draft in like a breeze,
my father was a charming man and I learned it all from he.

The brothers born of Wondersmith,
we started as a team.
Like complimenting cogs and gears we built a head of steam.
The tragic flaw of charming men
is exactly as it seems,
too much grease,
can break down a machine.

Pour another round on me,
pour another round on me.
You know I'm good for it,
you know me.
You know I'm good for it,
you know my family.

I am a lover lady,
who sees just what you dream,
I know you're going crazy living with him an' without me.
You trust me don't you baby?
Yeah you'd hand your life to me.
Let's leave this life tonight,
and race the sunrise down the highway.

A smile safe-crackers understand,
is rendering this steady hand,
The charm and confidence of men,
can jam the bullets in your gun,
and stop heartbeats.

Contributed by Jordan D. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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I love this song, it's been stuck in my head ever since I heard it years ago

Jay Hamma

Me too I think this has been playing in the background for the past 5 years of my life

Jessica Jackson

It's really fucking hard not to play this on repeat 10,000 times a day.

Benjamin Kephart

I literally just discovered this song yesterday and have played it at least a hundred times.

Lisa Marie Evanson

Chatted with Astronautalis last night at a venue in Minneapolis and cheered over some drinks - simply down to earth, genuine, and so talented. Highlight of the night!

Emad Hasan

@Jessica Thurston this didn't age wrll

Emad Hasan

@Cody Allen this sadly did not age well

Jessica Thurston

And yes beyond polite to fans. Always saw him at small Michigan venues but everytime he remembered (or acted) like he remembered my brother and I
We would see him everytime he came to Michigan and we always saw a couple who where at all his mi shows as well. Always fun visiting outside the venue before the show.

Jessica Thurston

He really is the best! I fell in love the very first time I saw him perform live at a p.o.s show at the crofoot in mi. It was him and a lap top. His voice, his contagious energy!!! Definitely one of my top 5 favorites!!!


Lisa Marie Evanson he named me pope of Alaska in the same type of encounter

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