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She was on her way home he was lying in wait,
Assistance from others had never led her astray,
She had a good day,
Was persuaded by summer air to walk instead of getting the train,
The decision so innocent as innocent as she,
Uncorrupted so innocent and sweet
An innocence interrupted by an incident
A dissonance in two people so different in belief
She came from the depths and ascend, bumped into he who dement,
Intent on inflicting the same pain that been led
The decision made by he for she had never consented.
And unprovoked the most vemonous attack,
He took from her that which she can't get back,
And left her with that that she can't get rid of
Which is why whenever it's time for lift out

She builds a rocket out of stars in her spoon,
Straps up, the only way to make it to the moon,
Dear god, I hope you haven't forgot
This young brave astronaut

A habit she never wanted,
A pain she needed numbing,
And she'd rather feel nothing than the pain
An evening she can't forget,
Memories she can't stomach
Not for nothing but a needle in her vein
Friends she ignored till the phone stopped ringing,
Till her door stopped knocking,
Her door she only opens to let him in,
But she has no money so she lets him come
You can take that either away

A window she rarely opens so she can see the day,
Her stove she only uses to heat her spoon,
For her the only way she can reach the moon.
She builds a rocket out of stars in her spoon,
Straps up, the only way to make it to the moon,
Dear god, I hope you haven't forgot
This young brave astronaut

Looking up, looking up, looking up for the young brave astronaut
Give it up, give it up, give it up for the young brave astronaut
I know that you're busy but any time you got,
God please make a visit,
To the young, to the young, to the young,
To the young brave astronaut

She opens the window for a glimpse out
And heats a spoon over the stove
Feels a familiar sting and then slips out
With a window that isn't quite closed
With the window open and the stove still lit,
Along with the rain came a gust of wind,
Which blew the fire out,
Gas still running and her still breathing the gas in.

She builds a rocket out of stars in her spoon,
Straps up, the only way to make it to the moon,
Dear god, I hope you haven't forgot
This young brave astronaut



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    UnregisteredJan 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    Whoever that was that said all junkies deserve to die you need to look at your self people dont just run into these things.. Its a very stereo typipical thing for you to say. They were kids once too just like u so dont be so judgemental cus maybe one day youll experience knowing a junkie. Just because they have decided to take the wrong road doesnt mean there not human. We all take the wrong road at times for some the road is short but for others it is a very long journey so i suggest u think before u speak.. Just think what if it was ur friend ur cousin? Would u wish them dead.. I doubt it
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    About a young innocent girl who is attacked and raped and stripped of her innocence. She tries to find a way out, a way to forget and has turned to drugs to help her forget her pain and suffering, and comes to her death, by accident ending in heaven. Such a powerful strong song that makes you stop and think about those affected by such crimes.
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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    As many have stated, this is about a girl who had never been in trouble who was innocent. She made a simple choice to walk home as it was a nice day and she bumped into a man who raped her. She became traumatized with the memories and it sent her on a downward spiral. She got involved in drugs, more specifically heroin and ignored the world. She sells her body to get the money for more drugs. However one day she opens the window, takes a shot of heroin and passes out. With the window open a gust of wind blew out the flames on the stove and her room beginning filling with gas. Most probably she died.

    The chorus is more specifically asking god that when she dies don't judge her for the bad she has done. Look out of her.
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    UnregisteredMay 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Its about a girl who was on her way home and chose to walk instead of getting the train because it was a nice day and she got taken and raped, and was then forced to sell her body for money so she could buy drugs, as she was sterilising needles on the stove she opened the window for fresh air because she was being kept in a house and not aloud out, the wind blew the fire out without her realising and she died from breathing the gas in and i know this as professor green explained the meaning of this song at one of his concerts when he was on tour this year
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    UnregisteredMay 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    About a young girl who made a few wrong decisions. One day she left a window open as she was cooking and she inhaled a gas that killed her. As she is an astronaut professor green asks god to visit her and too never forget her as she was and is an inspiration.

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