Vacancy at NASA

by Adam Barnes

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Lewis Slade Adam is a true rare soul. I've watched him evolve from his band Motion in Colour, and just keeps getting better and better. True talent. Favorite track: Electron.
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Danielle Fessler This album is beautiful and one of my new favourites! Adam manages to put such amazing emotion into his songs and the lyrics are always so perfect! Cannot wait to see where he goes next in his music.
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Carmen Insalaco Adam Barnes’ music always feels very personal to me. It’s like we stayed up all night drinking bourbon and talking about my insecurities and he was like, “Sure, I’ll write a song about that”. Favorite track: Ordinary.
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1.
03:49
I’ve been staring back at you With nothing to say You’ll watch me sit and overthink With no words for the page Some kind of wall we try to build It’s a troublesome age and I fear of standing up alone With no songs for the stage I’ve reached the top of the mountain The hours it spent Somehow cloud cover had fallen No view of anything How would you even know Of any beauty down below The summit was condensation and wind Which isn’t fulfilling You can see a light in my heart The pieces I have yet to place To form something I’m yet to face The smallest thing I can’t seem to kick A smoker stuck on nicotine The honeybee necking coffee drinks Can you feel the moment of truth We’re hanging on their every word Preaching gospel yet unheard Please don’t let this worry me more I’m getting greyer every day Soon I’ll have nothing to say I hope it kickstarts everything I hope it kickstarts everything I think I’m bout due for a win I think it’s about time that I won The Mets are looking at 30 years The Panthers have nothing to fear Maybe it will be their year Maybe it will be their year Maybe it will be my year Or maybe it will be just more bad luck
2.
03:46
I’m trying to enjoy the journey I’m on Let’s face it what a hell of a time I’ll admit that it hurts I got what I deserved The gearbox in my Nissan just died So I’ll stand alone on the side of the road As I’m watching life pass me by And I’ll enjoy the journey if you enjoy the journey And some songs just might turn out alright I’m a little bit tired I’m a little bit sad I’m worried I’m ordinary I’ve no faith in religion My heads in the past I’m worried I’m ordinary I’ll plan for forgiveness I’ll plan till the end I’ve got the best friends that I know around I’m sure that there’s better I haven’t met them yet so I’ll make do with what I have now I’m like everyone else I’m investing in wealth Holding onto the best things I’ve found And I still make mistakes perfection seems fake I want to be better somehow I’m a little bit tired I’m a little bit sad I’m worried I’m ordinary I’ve no faith in religion My heads in the past I’m worried I’m ordinary I’m a little bit tired I’m a little bit sad I’m worried I’m ordinary And is that bad I’ve no faith in religion My heads in the past I’m worried I’m ordinary And is that bad I’m trying to enjoy the journey I’m on Lets face it what a hell of a time
3.
04:42
Last night I stood out in the rain Fighting the cold My shoes and coat were worn Sodden socks had frozen me to the bone I stood out waiting for a change For something to come The hours soon passed me by Music killed the battery on my phone I’ve got a little bit of hope Just a little bit left I want to fall in love I want to fall in love with her again I want to make out in the backseat of my first car by the Thames I want to the see the nights it all began I want to take the light she makes Brighten up this goddamn thing I want to be everything and more Everything and more I want to be everything and more There’s nothing wrong There’s nothing wrong with it There’s nothing wrong with what we’re doing here We’re getting by just fine in good time I have no issues here Fear of falling foul or missing out Gonna stand and wait here cause I have no doubt I’ve got a little bit of hope just a little bit left I want to do a lot more make up for when I did a lot less I’ve got a little bit of hope just a little bit left I want to fall in love I want to fall in love with her again I want to make out in the backseat of my first car by the Thames I want to see the nights that it all began I want to take the light she makes Brighten up this goddamn thing I want to be everything and more Everything and more I want to be everything and more I’ve got a little bit of hope just a little bit left I want to do a lot more make up for when I did a lot less I’ve got a little bit of hope a little bit left I want to fall in love I want to fall in love with her again I want to make out in the backseat of my first car by the Thames I want to see the nights that it all began I want to take the light she makes brighten up this goddamn thing I want to be everything and more Everything and more I want to be everything and more There’s nothing wrong
4.
03:20
A big step to the cold outside Tells me I’ve had enough I’ve had a little too much I can tell by the look in your eye That’s telling me I’m fucked I’ve had a little too much I thought it would stem the flames Kickstart my heart again You’ve been following me like I’m a smoke signal I got a fire burning in my soul I’ve got a fire burning in my soul You’ve been following me when will it ever grow old You got me feeling so goddamn cold I’ve got a fire burning in my soul I’m closer than I’ve ever been To the peak of the mountain I’m full of pure kerosene and I worry my heartbeat is pounding So fix these intolerable things And the fire now burning within me I’ve got shivers all over my skin and I’m bound to just to lose it completely So can you flirt with my lonely mind Kickstart my heart in time You’ve been following me like I’m a smoke signal I’ve got a fire burning in my soul I’ve got a fire burning in my soul You’ve been following me when will it ever grow old You got me feeling so goddamn cold I’ve got a fire burning in my soul A big step to the cold outside Tells me I’ve had enough I’ve had a little too much I’ve had a little too much I’ve had a little too much You’ve been following me like I’m a smoke signal I’ve got a fire burning in my soul I’ve got a fire burning in my soul You’ve been following me when will it ever grow old You’ve got me feeling so goddamn cold I’ve got a fire burning in my soul You’ve got me feeling so goddamn cold I’ve got a fire burning in my soul
5.
03:40
My names Donald Crowhurst I’m alive and well I lost radio signal in pacific swells Seen 30 foot waves A blue whale I saw the end of the world open up its sails Got lost in the summer of ‘69 I led you all to believe that I was doing fine This isn’t the way I wanted it to end I went to see the globe in gold and vivid reds What have I got myself into Why’d it turn out this way I hedged my bets on something bigger To climb the everest of waves I knew exactly what I wanted to find And I fear I’ve been deceived It wasn’t in the plan to lie to you all But become the first king of the sea My names Donald Crowhurst I’m alive and well I lost radio signal in pacific swells I’ve seen 30 foot waves A blue whale I saw the end of the world open up its sails I got lost in the summer of ‘69 I led you all to believe that I was doing fine This isn’t the way I wanted it to end I went to see the globe in gold and vivid reds I might of lost count But two hundred and forty three days have found That I’ve been aimlessly drifting apart From where should I be and where did I start Why did this end how is this real Why is this happening to me I didn’t get your r.s.v.p When I crowned myself the first king of the sea My names Donald Crowhurst This might be it I never even left the Atlantic I’ve been lying for months I’ve been struggling to cope I saw the end of the world and I think I broke I got lost in the summer of ‘69 I led you all to believe that I was doing fine This isn’t the way I wanted it to end I went to see the globe in gold and vivid reds
6.
If I built a rocket in the garden A budget way of public travelling Maybe there’s a vacancy at NASA with a salary For singers losing confidence to sing And I scavenged for fuel for ideal velocity 50 miles up I earned my wings I built a helmet from an unused fishbowl And a duvet for my parachute landing I promise that I won’t be gone for too long I just want to feel the loss of gravity Is there any way to feel this weightless Without a ticket to Israel And go and swim in the Dead Sea So I built a rocket in the garden And I scheduled the launch for Sunday eve Experience one beautiful orbit With the optimism that I’d still make it home for tea If all goes well I’ll be the first of many Pioneers of DIY astronomy Adventurers of the great beyond I can hear the slogan in the song The sky’s no limit for me I think I need to build a bigger rocket One with a second seat right next to me You can be my lovely navigator And I can offer you the world for free
7.
Maybe in a year or so We’ll be better off we won’t So I’ll begin to question it Maybe that’s unfair of me I’ve never been optimist There appears to be a better way to deal with it I always seek the worst in everything Served me okay up to now I think you’re better off without I can’t seem to connect the dots I’m starting to fear we’re lost And as the clouds start drawing clear I lose sense of why we’re here You think I’m okay I’m not There appears to be a better way to deal with it I always seek the worst in everything Served me okay up to now I think you’re better off without If you fear the worst will come your way And guard against the brighter days You’ll begin to bargain with yourself So take a thought and live with that You growing hypochondriac Will never bet on anybody else There appears to be a better way to deal with it I always seek the worst in everything Served me okay up to now I think you’re better off without
8.
03:21
She likes the morning I like the evening For all of the stars That light up the ceiling I’m an explorer I’m so tired of leaving It’s more than a journey I’ve just got a feeling You found a beauty Of dancing mid air Old silent movies Music is everywhere and I’m an explorer That’s so tired of leaving Show me a new world Just let me see it And if all good things do come together Then why am I not here with you I know that I can’t live forever but I am still hopeful too We’ve all been able To look at the stars Play with Nintendo Little toy cars Dream of a future We never explore Imagination We choose to ignore And we still wait for morning Trust it returns Because we all learnt the sun always burns And then it gets too big The one and the only We will lose everything We will be lonely And if all good things do come together (I know that I don’t know) Then why am I not here with you (I know that I don’t know) I know that I can’t live forever but I am still hopeful too And if all good things come together Then why am I not here with you I know that I can’t live forever but I am still hopeful too
9.
03:49
I’m slipping away I regret what I’ve done I wasn’t man enough to tell you But I was man enough to run I’ll admit there’s a problem If you’ve been sleeping on your own Can you tell me is there a side of the bed Still waiting for me to come home Cause I need to know Would you wait for hours Would you wait for more If I were broken cause I am Could you fight this fire Could you risk it all If I were broken cause I am I’m a little bit scared I’ve always struggled with trust I should’ve never let the devil on my shoulder ignite the worst in us Scratch that I’m fucking terrified That I’m never going to change Will I stay as stubborn as I am Feeding holy tantrums fits of rage Cause I need you And I need to know Would you wait for hours Would you wait for more If I were broken cause I am Could you fight this fire Could you risk it all If I were broken cause I am I’m broken I need you Would you wait for hours Would you wait for more If I were broken cause I am Could you fight this fire Would you risk it all If I were broken cause I am It’s never going to change
10.
04:29
I ache to be different I’m learning to dance See the Black Forest The south east of France See my friends in the States They know the best things to do I’m making a list of all the parts I want to share with you We’ll move away and Learn the language to boot Find faults with the food from our studio room I’ll make mistakes with my words My French is the same My love for you is certain It’s all j’adore et je taime And I swear I do I swear I do My love for you is certain I swear it’s true I miss you when I’m away I miss you when I’m gone I miss the little parts of the day we get to share when we’re alone We never talk in the evening I’m always playing a show Playing sad songs to strangers that I hardly know Is it worth it? I hope it’s worth it It means nothing It means nothing if it’s easy Is it worth it? I hope it’s worth it
11.
04:06
The only girl I’ve ever loved Left me alone in the summer months She boarded a plane We’ll reunite in 10 weeks time I might of slowly lost my mind But that’s okay I stood there and we locked eyes As we said our last goodbyes She walked away Since that day I’ve struggled to sleep The night has got the best of me To my hearts dismay It feels like jet lag I just sleep all day Feels like jet lag It’s all I can take Can’t be jet lag Cause I’ve not left home Feels just as bad When I’m on my own Feels like jet lag Everyday that you’re gone I filled my days counted time Stayed up for calls pretended fine But it wasn’t that way From the moment that you left my arms I couldn’t stand morning alarms And the length of the day Honestly it seemed to me I’m an artifact of history I wasn’t the same And I remind myself so helplessly It’s only the small matter of 70 days I’d write letters I’d stay up all night Make you feel better When you weren’t alright We didn’t talk much We’d just never rest We didn’t talk much Maybe it’s for the best It feels like jet lag I just sleep all day Feels like jet lag It’s all I can take Can’t be jet lag Cause I’ve not left home Feels just as bad When I’m on my own Feels like jet lag Every day that you’re gone Every day that you’re gone And it’s 3 months on Oh you’re back in my arms And I can finally switch off Oh I can finally switch off

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2nd full length album to be released by Adam Barnes.

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released February 7, 2018

Written & performed by Adam Barnes
Guitar & Bass performed by Joe Hicks
Keys, brass & drum arrangements performed by Sam Winfield
Recorded and produced by Sam Winfield at Studio 91, Newbury
Cello arrangements & recording Barney Morse-Brown by www.twopieceorchestra.com

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