Your Neighborhood Spaceman
Peeping Tom Lyrics


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I'm your neighborhood spaceman.
You don't know who I am,
or where I've been.

Circling like a satellite.
Sigh post in the sky,
look at me.
Religious ???????????(no clue)
The world is shaking me,
so the same(?).

So now I'm gonna sing,
I'm comin' home.
You hear my song through the galaxy.

Time's light has reached your eyes.
World has lived and died, but we're here.

Time and space are landing right where we're standing.
Open up your hand and something good will happen.
Drinking on the sun,
we found a whole new planet.
Stars align a thousand times that old black magic.

When no one is looking,
ain't gonna shut my mouth and I'm crying out.
When no one is looking,
I'm on the balcony singing the serenade.
When no one is looking,
I swallow thunder clouds, I kiss the hollowed ground.
When no one is looking,
I eat the desert sand and drink the Rio Grande.
When no one is looking,.
I'm crying raindrops and chewing mountain tops.
When no one is looking,
I break another rhyme and I'm stopping time.

I'm your neighborhood spaceman,
and your breath is moving through me.
On the surface of this moon I can say to you, "It's okay."
Somebody inside of us makes this joy a must(?),
then we'll be knee deep in ecstasy no gravity to hold us down again.
Were Free!
A thousand light years from this place,
I see the look on your face and I'm there.

Time and space are landing right where we're standing.
Open up your hand and something good will happen.
Drinking on the sun,
we found a whole new planet.
Stars align a thousand times that old black magic.

When no one is looking,
I'm gonna buckle down, I'm gonna hit the ground.
When no one is looking,
I got to understand, I'm packin' up again.
When no one is looking,
I'll pull the car around cause I'm leaving town.
When no one is looking,
I'm just a rocket man , I've seen the Vatican(?).
I'll never give up,
I'll never let you down, I'll bring you the crown.
I'll never give up,
but On the Other hand I wanna be the man.
I'll never give up,
I'll never let you down, I'll bring you the crown.




I'm courageous enough,
but on the other hand I'm out of here, my friend

Overall Meaning

The song "Your Neighborhood Spaceman" by Peeping Tom is an ode to the idea of being an intergalactic traveler. The singer is portraying themselves as an alien or "spaceman" who is observing the humans on Earth. Like a satellite, they are circling the planet and watching everything that happens. Even though they are an outsider, they are still able to communicate with humans through the power of music. The singer sings about the joys of being a spaceman, such as drinking on the sun and finding new planets, but also about the loneliness and isolation that comes with being an outsider.


The singer addresses the idea that when no one is looking, they are free to be themselves and express their emotions. They describe crying raindrops and chewing mountain tops, showing that they are not bound by the rules of the Earth. The singer repeats the phrase "when no one is looking" throughout the song, emphasizing the idea that they can only fully be themselves when they are not being observed or judged by others.


Overall, the song portrays the idea of being an outsider and the freedom that comes with that. The singer is able to observe and appreciate the beauty of the world without being tied down by any emotional or societal constraints. They are free to be themselves, even if no one else is watching.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm your neighborhood spaceman.
The singer is a metaphorical 'spaceman' who is present in your everyday life but may not be recognized or understood.


You don't know who I am, or where I've been.
The singer is unknown to the listener and their previous experiences are unknown as well.


Circling like a satellite.
The singer is constantly observing their surroundings, similar to a satellite orbiting Earth.


Sigh post in the sky, look at me.
The artist is visible in the sky, as if they are a signpost or marker, and want to be noticed.


Religious ???????????(no clue)
This line is unclear and the meaning is unknown.


The world is shaking me, so the same(?)
The world is causing the singer to experience uncertainty or anxiety, and this may be a shared experience with the listener.


So now I'm gonna sing, I'm comin' home.
The singer will express themselves through song, and this will bring them 'home' or to a place of comfort.


You hear my song through the galaxy.
The artist's message is far-reaching and can be heard throughout the universe.


Time's light has reached your eyes.
The listener has experienced the passage of time, and this is indicated by their physical appearance.


World has lived and died, but we're here.
Despite the world being impermanent, the artist and listener are still present and connected.


Time and space are landing right where we're standing.
The concepts of time and space are present and impacting the singer and listener in their current moment.


Open up your hand and something good will happen.
By being open and receptive, positive experiences or opportunities may come to the artist and listener.


Drinking on the sun, we found a whole new planet.
The singer and listener have discovered something new and exciting, like a new planet, while enjoying life.


Stars align a thousand times that old black magic.
The singer is referencing the mystery and wonder of the universe and how it can impact individuals.


When no one is looking, ain't gonna shut my mouth and I'm crying out.
When alone or unobserved, the singer will still express themselves and their emotions without holding back.


When no one is looking, I'm on the balcony singing the serenade.
When alone, the artist will still engage in joy and self-expression, such as singing on a balcony.


When no one is looking, I swallow thunder clouds, I kiss the hollowed ground.
When unobserved or alone, the artist will engage in bold or unusual actions, like consuming thunderclouds or kissing the ground.


When no one is looking, I eat the desert sand and drink the Rio Grande.
The singer will engage in unusual and bold actions, like consuming sand and drinking a river, when unobserved or alone.


When no one is looking, I'm crying raindrops and chewing mountain tops.
When unobserved, the singer will still engage in emotional expression and bold actions like crying raindrops and chewing on mountains.


When no one is looking, I break another rhyme and I'm stopping time.
When alone or unobserved, the artist will engage in creative expression by crafting new rhymes and feeling in control of their own experiences.


and your breath is moving through me.
The artist is connected to the listener and feels their presence emotionally and physically.


On the surface of this moon I can say to you, 'It's okay.'
Despite challenges or setbacks, everything will be alright, and the artist is there to offer support.


Somebody inside of us makes this joy a must(?), then we'll be knee deep in ecstasy no gravity to hold us down again.
The singer and listener have an innate sense of joy and happiness, and experiencing it fully will bring feelings of weightlessness and freedom.


Were Free!
The artist and listener are experiencing feelings of freedom and liberation.


A thousand light years from this place, I see the look on your face and I'm there.
The singer can feel connected to the listener, even from a great physical distance.


When no one is looking, I'm gonna buckle down, I'm gonna hit the ground.
When unobserved or alone, the singer will take action and face challenges head-on, without hesitation.


When no one is looking, I got to understand, I'm packin' up again.
When unobserved, the singer will engage in introspection and self-discovery, potentially leading to new and transformative experiences or opportunities.


When no one is looking, I'll pull the car around cause I'm leaving town.
When unobserved or alone, the artist is ready to take action and embark on a new journey or adventure.


When no one is looking, I'm just a rocket man, I've seen the Vatican(?).
When unobserved, the artist takes on a persona of a 'rocket man' and has had experiences like visiting historical landmarks such as the Vatican.


I'll never give up, I'll never let you down, I'll bring you the crown.
The singer is committed to being a positive presence in the listener's life and will always strive to provide support and encouragement.


but On the Other hand I wanna be the man.
Despite a commitment to being supportive and helpful, the singer also desires to feel powerful and successful on their own terms.


I'm courageous enough, but on the other hand I'm out of here, my friend
The artist has the courage to take action and make changes, but at times feels the need to move on to new experiences and opportunities.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: MICHAEL ALLEN PATTON

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Brian Davis

"Circling like a satellite"... It's like POD paid tribute to the real God with "Alive", and then then same to the God's of this world with "Satellite"... it simply represents the technology that controls our minds. Tool's "Right in two' animated video depicts it well!
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"Time's light has reached your eyes. World has lived and died, but we're here"... Or: "In a blink of an eye the world has already lived and died". "As above, so below" ... when we sleep, we go to a world no different than this one. It's what effects us 24/7, and the reason for all Disease, virus's, Mental illness!
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"Open up your hand and something good will happen"... Why do you open your hand to wave at someone. It's a sharing!
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"I eat the desert sand and drink the Rio Grande"... "Sandman"... there is a night club down the street that changed it's name to "The Rio". I'm pretty sure they torture Mexicans under there. I know they torture people all around me....
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"I'm crying raindrops and chewing mountain tops"... Not sure about rain drops, unless the Gods are crying (revert back to first line). "Chewing mountain tops", I'm sure has to do with the Adirondacks... radiation cloning. Why would anyone from the north country want to vacation up there? Probably "Hostel". "Diet Mountain Dew" is suppose to be a way of "giving back" (the same as fetishes)!
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"I break another rhyme and I'm stopping time"... I've said this one before. It's like correlating things said with a setup (this is the 3rd time around, and I'm sure the worst you guys have ever been), in which I am blamed with something I obviously wouldn't do. The stopping of time is literal (Static- "Cannibal"). And yes they are that greedy, and ridiculous. They can't even keep it on one side. "For whom the bell tolls, time marches on"! I live right across from a court house with a big bell in the front lawn! "And Justice For All"!
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"On the surface of this moon I can say to you, It's okay Somebody inside of us makes this joy a must"(?)... not sure about that, besides I think the Moon is Zion/Heaven. They book it there when the world catches on, and game the whole planet from there, saying "It's okay", shrugging it off, like it means nothing. I'm pretty sure the crater impacts are actually nukes, or atom bomb strikes!
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"Drinking on the sun, we found a whole new planet"... I'm sure it has to do with drinking my blood (the "forbidden knowledge" for a good reason) and finding a new blood. Which is why we are NOT reproducing (man you guys are dumb as shit)!
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"I'll never let you down, I'll break through the crowd"... It used to be I'll bring you the crown". But obviously I don't want anything to do with the snuff cult, and rather see the world as "One" (don't make no sense, can't understand why we can't get along? You guys always say that I "weaken you", but how? Simply God given you a taste of what you put me though everyday!)...



All comments from YouTube:

Albert the Fish

I think this is one of the best songs Mike Patton has ever done, i really love it.

Carbongle

Albert the Fish it really is absolutely awesome isnt it

Lea Page

me too Patton is awesome

Lea Page

ha ha ha ha

A Morris

Every song he does might be the most amazing song he has ever done😅

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Eric Jaeger

Holy shit. Mr Bungle and Mike Patton stuff had been my favorite art pieces ever. Never got around to peeping Tom till now and oh how I’m so happy I did. My eyes lit up immediately on the first notes!

Hail Champagne

Love all of Mr. Patton's work. Absolutely gorgeous.

Vasco Dinis

What a music, I cant tell anything more related to Mike Patton projects, they are all amazing.... the more I hear the more I like, everytime we find something more.... Just GREAT

Magnoliasoulja1

I listen to this song every morning...it's a great way to start the day, and really...it's damn near perfect.

Ritual Lobotomy

Man, can we please have more Peeping Tom in the future? Coming from a metal head here >3<. I love these guys even till this day.

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