Static Space Lover
Foster the People Lyrics


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A circuit lightning
You glisten back
It started shifts, started shift of love
One morning I did try
To call him by his name
But my men didn't know when to come around

How long, how long will we try to make it together
It's too long, it's too long, we could die, just hanging here forever
Hold on, hold on we'll get by as static space lovers
And we'll be fine circling each other

We're placing bets, saying "praise the Lord"
Just at eclipse, leave me wanting more
Well don't float too far
'Cause I won't live without your constellation
Reach out my love
'Cause I can't hold on forever

I'll try
And we'll never have to say goodbye

How long, how long will we try to make it together
It's too long, it's too long, we could die, just hanging here forever
Hold on, hold on we'll get by as static space lovers
And we'll be fine circling each other

It's too long, too long, we could die, just hanging here forever




Hold on, hold on and we'll get by as static space lovers
And we'll be fine circling each other

Overall Meaning

The song is essentially about an intense and passionate love that feels like being stuck in a "static space," unable to move forward or let go. The first verse starts with a metaphor of a "circuit lightning" that "glistens back" as it "shifts" into love. However, the singer's attempt to call their lover by name results in confusion and miscommunication ("my men didn't know when to come around").


The chorus repeats the phrase "how long will we try to make it together" several times, emphasizing the sense of futility and desperation in trying to keep the relationship going. The lines "we could die, just hanging here forever" and "hold on we'll get by as static space lovers" suggest that the singer would rather stay together in this limbo than face the uncertainty of moving on.


The second verse continues with celestial imagery, referring to "placing bets" and "eclipses" while expressing the singer's desire to be close to their lover's "constellation." The final lines express a willingness to try and make things work, while also acknowledging that goodbyes may be inevitable.


Overall, the song conveys a sense of longing and frustration, while also celebrating the intense emotions that keep the couple together.


Line by Line Meaning

A circuit lightning
The attraction between us is like an electric circuit; unstoppable and powerful.


You glisten back
You reflect my feelings for you, and it's beautiful.


It started shifts, started shift of love
Our love story has taken turns, with highs and lows just like a shift in a waveform.


One morning I did try To call him by his name But my men didn't know when to come around
I reached out to you in my own way, but my emotions were difficult to express clearly.


How long, how long will we try to make it together It's too long, it's too long, we could die, just hanging here forever Hold on, hold on we'll get by as static space lovers And we'll be fine circling each other
Our love is enduring, but we need to find a way to make it work or we'll be stuck in orbit around each other forever.


We're placing bets, saying "praise the Lord" Just at eclipse, leave me wanting more Well don't float too far 'Cause I won't live without your constellation Reach out my love 'Cause I can't hold on forever
We take risks in our relationship, never knowing if we'll have enough strength to handle the next challenge. But we also can't live without each other, and need to keep communicating and staying close no matter what.


I'll try And we'll never have to say goodbye
I will do everything in my power to make this work, and we will never have to part ways.


It's too long, too long, we could die, just hanging here forever Hold on, hold on and we'll get by as static space lovers And we'll be fine circling each other
Our love is like orbiting planets, with no beginning or end. We need to hang on tight and keep circling each other.




Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Isom Innis, Jen Malone, Mark Foster, Patrik Berger

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@swiftbreak8487

A circuit lightning
You glisten back
It started shifts, started shift of love
One morning I did try
To call him by his name
But my men didn't know when to come around

How long, how long will we try to make it together
It's too long, it's too long, we could die, just hanging here forever
Hold on, hold on we'll get by as static space lovers
And we'll be fine circling each other

We're placing bets, saying "praise the Lord"
Your static lips, leave me wanting more
Well don't float too far
'Cause I won't live without your constellation
Reach out my love
'Cause I can't hold on forever

I'll try
And we'll never have to say goodbye

How long, how long will we try to make it together
It's too long, it's too long, we could die, just hanging here forever
Hold on, hold on we'll get by as static space lovers
And we'll be fine circling each other

It's too long, too long, we could die, just hanging here forever
Hold on, hold on and we'll get by as static space lovers
And we'll be fine circling each other



All comments from YouTube:

@nicolasrios782

I love how every song sound so different, and at the same time sound very Foster The People

@leovikstrom8266

Nicolas Rios Marks voice

@chesslord_2269

@@leovikstrom8266 Its something beyond that actually
(edit) they actually leave their marks on instrumental records as well

@leovikstrom8266

torches owo Also true! But he has a unique voice

@chesslord_2269

@@leovikstrom8266 definitely agree!

@iamnotjonny_

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@266054

Favorite song from this album.There is something magical about it...

@Chubzdoomer

It's probably the single "dreamiest" song on the album.

@Kuantatmeng709394

I have to agree with you... out of the spamming session this one ended up played the most...

@cooliopaganguy13

This song feels like Christmas, Spring and Summertime all at once somehow

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