everything beautiful is far away lyrics – grandaddy

he just finished eating dinner
and stepped outside the cave to smoke
a cigarette he’d made from rolled up photo paper
they were pictures of things back on earth
he looked out on the greyish white expanse
of uninhabited terrain he now called home

he’d seen plenty of mirages and imaginary visitors up until then
so he wasn’t sure what to think when he saw swans
and they were wading on the sh*r*s of a pale white lake
that he’d never seen there before
and it was quite beautiful and it was far away
’cause everything beautiful is far away

he knew he was as good as gone
but gone was somewhere he really didn’t mind going to
since the shuttle had crashed many years had p*ssed
and the pictures of his loved ones
that he drew on the walls of the cave had finally faded
he put out his smoke and proceeded toward the lake
repeating to himself
“everything beautiful is far away”

my problems(?) are done
this time i overcome
right now it’s just too hard for me
i just wanna punch you
never let me(?)

/ grandaddy lyrics