Astronaut
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Da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da
Da

You and I talked about everything under the sun, and
I'm not sure at what point you figured this out on your own
So go reinvent yourself into a whole other person
But I know you better than anyone you'll ever know

Oh, you said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to Earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realize there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go

You could get one of those super-white suits
And bounce around how like my gravity isn't holding you
And the cruelest part of it is how you tell me that you love me still (yeah)
Like I'm supposed to wait here while you're figuring out just how you feel

Oh yeah, you said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to Earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realize there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go
Oh, yeah

Oh
I hope you find all you need, yeah
It hurts to know that's not me 'cause

You said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to Earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realize there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go
Oh, yeah, yeah

La-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da
Da
Oh, da-da-da-da




Da-da-da-da
Da

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Griff's song "Astronaut" tell a story of a relationship where one person expresses the need for space and distance. The opening lines suggest that the two individuals had deep conversations about various topics, but at some point, one person decides to reinvent themselves and possibly distance themselves from the other. Despite this decision, the singer asserts that they understand the other person better than anyone else ever will.


The chorus conveys the idea of the person needing space being compared to an astronaut, exploring a vast expanse of emptiness and realization. The singer predicts that when the person returns to reality, they will reach out and the singer will be the one they turn to. The lyrics suggest a sense of longing and waiting for the person to come back down to Earth and realize that there is nothing out there that can compare to what they had together.


The second verse describes the person drifting away like they are weightless, seemingly unaffected by the gravity of the singer's emotions. There is a feeling of betrayal as the person still professes love while keeping the singer in limbo, waiting for their feelings to solidify. The chorus is repeated, emphasizing the theme of needing space and the inevitable return to reality and emptiness.


The bridge expresses a sense of acceptance and resignation as the singer wishes the person well in finding what they need, even though it hurts to know it won't be with the singer. The final repetition of the chorus reaffirms the cycle of needing space, coming back down to Earth, and realizing the value of what was let go. The closing "da-da-da-da" evokes a sense of melancholy and longing, encapsulating the emotional depth of the song. Overall, the lyrics of "Astronaut" convey a poignant reflection on relationships, distance, and the bittersweet nature of letting go.




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Written by: Sarah-Faith Griffiths

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@savaiianteine1

[Intro]
Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da

[Verse 1]
You and I talked about everything under the sun, and
I'm not sure at what point you figured this out on your own
So go reinvent yourself into a whole other person
But I know you better than anyone you'll ever know

[Chorus]
Oh, you said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realise there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go


[Verse 2]
You could get one of those supеr-white suits
And bounce around how like my gravity isn't holding you
And thе cruelest part of it is how you tell me that you love me still (Yeah)
Like I'm supposed to wait here while you're figuring out just how you feel

[Chorus]
Oh yeah, you said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realise there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go
Oh, yeah

[Bridge]
Oh
I hope you find all you need, yeah
It hurts to know that's not me 'cause

[Chorus]
You said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realise there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go
Oh, yeah, yeah

[Outro]
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da
Oh, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da



All comments from YouTube:

@jessimoves

The way Griff puts everything that I ever feel into a song.

@JessicaMianja

Same

@biancaikeasogbe3257

Same here
Like she took the words out of my tots and put it into a song 😊

@savaiianteine1

[Intro]
Da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da

[Verse 1]
You and I talked about everything under the sun, and
I'm not sure at what point you figured this out on your own
So go reinvent yourself into a whole other person
But I know you better than anyone you'll ever know

[Chorus]
Oh, you said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realise there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go


[Verse 2]
You could get one of those supеr-white suits
And bounce around how like my gravity isn't holding you
And thе cruelest part of it is how you tell me that you love me still (Yeah)
Like I'm supposed to wait here while you're figuring out just how you feel

[Chorus]
Oh yeah, you said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realise there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go
Oh, yeah

[Bridge]
Oh
I hope you find all you need, yeah
It hurts to know that's not me 'cause

[Chorus]
You said that you needed space
Go on then, astronaut
And when you come back down to earth
Bet I'll be the one you call
When you realise there's nothing out there
But matter and emptiness
And you let a good thing go
Oh, yeah, yeah

[Outro]
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da
Oh, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da

@user-ci6ms6nw2o

HOW IS THIS NOT A HIT?!?!

@roadzoflife

rips your heart out and makes you dance on a cloud at the same time

@weirdowhisper

she needs more recognition!! her voice is so beautiful <3<3

@zacharykhan8556

This song has been on repeat since the 6th, it's so good!

@ElleLa-yq4cc

Gosh..I am so glad YouTube recommended her Music to me. This is brilliant.

@UCLAdrummer

Griff is an artist and a poet. Utterly devastating yet so, so beautiful. 😢❤

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