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Kesha
Written by Andrew Pearson
Kesha Sebert
Pebe Sebert
Produced by Drew Pearson
Length 5:15
Album
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"Spaceship" is a song performed by Kesha. It serves as the fourteenth and final track on Kesha's third album Rainbow.

Background

In July 2017 in an interview with the Zach Sang Show, Kesha talked about the track:

I was in Joshua Tree, totally sober, let me preface -- completely fucking sober ... I think people would be like, 'She was on acid' or something. I wasn't. I was on nothing. I was a totally sober Sally, just a lady in the desert. I look up in the sky and there's a bunch of spaceships. I swear to God, there were like five to seven, and I don't know why I didn't like try to take a picture of it -- I just looked at it. I was sitting on a rock, and I was like, 'What in the hell is that?' I was trying to figure it out, and then they went away. And then they came back. They came back in a different formation and I was like, 'Those are f---ing aliens.' They were spaceships!"
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She also told NPR:

'Spaceship' is about how I feel like I'm a little bit of an empath and fragile heart for this world. And there's even a line in the second verse that says, "There's too much hurt for this heart. Lord knows this planet feels like a hopeless place. Thank god I'm going back home to outer space." I hope that when we die, that I will just travel up into space and find my soul friends and we'll just float out in the ether in space together. And at the end of the record, it's like the spaceship is taking off back into space. I feel like maybe, because I feel weird down here, maybe I'll feel at home finally back up there.

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Lyrics

I always said
When I'm gone, when I’m dead
Don't lay me down with the dirt on my head
You won't need a shovel, you don't need a cold headstone
You don't need to cry, I'm gon' be going home

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back for me
It's coming back for me
And I don't really care if you believe it's coming back for me, yeah
I've been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams I see them come n' rescue me

Look up in the sky and there they'll be
Bet you'll think of me then
You're gonna say oooo
Look at that oh yeah yeah
Damn if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me
Yeah

I knew from the start

I don't belong in these parts
There's too much hate, there's too much hurt for this heart
Lord knows this planet feels like a hopeless place
Thank God I'm going back home to outer space

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back for me
It's coming back for me
I don't really care if you believe it's coming back for me yeah
Been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams I'll see 'em come n' rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they’ll be
Bet you'll think of me then
You’re gonna say oooo
Look at that oh yeah yeah
Damn if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me
Yeah

I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back to me
And I don't really care if you believe me
Oh
I've been living in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams I seen 'em come n' rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they'll be
Bet you'll think of me then
Gonna say oooo
Look at that oh
Yeah yeah
Damn if it ain't true
They're coming back for me, they're coming back for me (yeah)

As I leave this earth and sail into the infinite cosmo of the universe
The wars, the triumphs, the beauty, and the bloodshed
The ocean of human endeavor, it all grows quiet, insignificant
I'm nothing more than recycled stardust and borrowed energy
Born from a rock spinning in the ether
I watch my life backwards and forwards and I feel free
Nothing is real, love is everything, and I know nothing

Trivia

  • Kesha named an eyeshadow shade from her make-up line, Kesha Rose Beauty, after this song. The shade is an alien green color.

Credits

Produced by Drew Pearson
Vocal production by Drew Pearson
Guitars, Banjo, Bass & Piano by Drew Pearson
Mandolin by Ramage Jacobs
Pedal Steel by Spencer Cullum (Steelism)
Background vocals by Pebe Sebert
Engineered by Drew Pearson at Purple Dinosaur Studios & by Bobby Holland at Pentavit Studios, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Jon Castelli at Mirrorball Studios,, North Hollywood, CA
Assistant Engineer for Mix Ingmar Carlson
Assisted by Ryan Nasci

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