Son of Man


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jibral saw these dudes live in a basement, they were amazing

very nice songwriting and production on this album Favorite track: Solid Ground.
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afp Beautiful space rock that emerges strongly from the depression and constantly collides with reality. The soundtrack of our time. Favorite track: Dry Bones.
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BuddhistBear Hauntingly beautiful grooves all following the illustrating vocals' lead as it creates quite literally a sound experience that brings you to a different plane of existence.
Keep up the good work you guys! Favorite track: Into the Sun.
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released June 2, 2017

Benjamin Gooding: bass, voices
Joel Sanchez: drums
Nathaniel FitzGerald: guitars, voices, synthesizers, banjo

Son of Man was written, performed, and produced by SPACESHIPS
Recorded at UpState in South Bend
Engineered by Adam Raschka and Michael Herzog
Mixed by Michael Herzog
Mastered by Robert Lugo at Destroy Big Brother Records
Artwork by Jonathan Randall Grant
Layout by Nathaniel FitzGerald

SPACESHIPS would like to thank:
UpState, the Well, Riverlights Music Festival, Option 5 FX, MAKE SOUTH BEND, Eco Owl Press, the Birdsell Project, Chorus of One Records, and all the people making South Bend a thriving creative community.

Also, a huge thank you to those who made this pressing possible: Chris Arrowsmith, Brenden Bell, John Cotton, Janiece FitzGerald, Nate Heldman, Calvin Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Cody Noble, Lyndon and Anne Tschetter, and Tim Yerrington.

Ben thanks: God, Christ, and Spirit for faithfulness. Danie and our love, Nat and Joel for the blessed rock, Mom and Dad and their unwavering support, Daniel my musical brother, Caleb and his coolness, Scott and his encouraging humble greatness, Tim and his tender heart, Eric my long lost brother.

Joel thanks: the homies at Upstate. I'm humbled and grateful to have worked with a team of brilliant minds who love what they do and the city that they do it for. Also a special shout out to my band mates Nat and Benjamin. Especially Nat for inviting to me to hop on board with SPACESHIPS. I'm stoked to see where the future leads us, as homies as well as a band

Nat thanks: my beautiful wife Michelle for taking risks and loving well. My wonderful family for their support and honest criticism. My Northpoint Vineyard family for being the best church I could ever be a part of. Everybody coming out to shows and showing their support. Josh Sabo for the kick in the pants to take this more seriously. All the people I've had the honor of playing music with: my brothers in Dad Jokes, anybody who's played in my house, and especially Ben and Joel for driving me to be a better musician and helping me put legs on the crazy ideas in my head.

Revelation 21:3-4
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

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Track Name: Dry Bones
Dry bones, a day comes when you'll wake
The day when the earth starts to shake
The flesh that you've lost be remade
And you'll stand

The four winds of earth breathe you life
And a relight the fire in your eyes
You will leave your graves behind
And we'll scream
Track Name: Into the Sun
When we fly into the sun
It won't be the fire that we thought it was
All our darkness turn to light
It will be like all our lives before were blind
Long dark shadows turn to glow
In that unearthly light that no earthly man has known
Long lost friends we'll find alive
It will be like meeting them for the first time

Hold on now, I will meet you in the air
Our burdens be lifted off us there
There'll be no more heavy loads
Just peace we've never known
And there will be no more death or pain
Our infirmities be washed away
Our weak and weary frames will be remade

When our towers come undone
We will not be overcome
Track Name: Pomegranate
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
I once was lost but now I'm not sure what I've found
But there are things I once believed
I thought I'd've died for, now they make no sense to me

I found a page I'd filled with named
But there were three or four I couldn't place
And I know that everything must change
But You? You stay the same

Be Thou my Vision, Lord of Lords
My hiding place, my solid ground throughout the storms
When everything should fall apart
Thou and Thou only hold my heart

They say "eat the fruit, spit out the seeds"
But this seems more pomegranate than tangerine
So strip my hands from every worthless thing
Leave the Nazarene

Be Thou my vision, Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou are
Track Name: Bright
waiting on the side of the road. the sun shines on me and i
hold my hand up to my eyes to guard the shine, because it's too bright
i can't look at it straight. the light's too bright for me
o my God, is this how it will be?

never looking at You straight? i can't see straight. will i ever see You straight?

the Light shined in the darkness. the dark did not understand
when the Light shined in my darkness, I covered my eyes with my hands

will I see You with my eyes open?
Will You still be the red behind my lids?
Track Name: Babel
at the top of the tower of Babel
high above removed from the rabble
of the crowds down below down streets as they'd go
speaking in tongues words i've never known

when the flood waters came, i watched them rise
as i sank underneath, i was baptized
when i lost my breath, i turned to greet death
met the jaws open wide of a great fish instead

but i could not find You there

spat out on the banks of the Jordan. met the Baptist but ignored his warning
i'm a serpent inside of a tomb that's washed white hiding all of my dead and dry bones deep inside

i've got to find the end of myself. got to find the place where I end and You begin
Track Name: Safe
when all the works of man shall come undone
the wicked and unjust shall turn and run
but He who made the world still knows my name
so i won't fear the fire at end of days
i am safe

when wars and rumors rise
i won't be caught by surprised
the ground on which i stand shall not give way
so i won't fear the fire at end of days
i am safe
Track Name: Solid Ground
Set my feet on the solid ground, I'll stand, stand firm
Build my house on the mountain's top, I'll stand, stand firm
I won't build on the swirling sand that sweeps away
Set my feet on the solid ground, I'll stand always

Let the rainstorm come, I will stand firm
Let the whirlwind come, I will stand firm
Let the wildfire come, I won't get burned
Let the earthquake come, I will stand firm
Track Name: Mountain
if the mountain fell into the sea, what would it mean to me?
would it crush my head? would i find a new place to sleep?
will the seas rise up and sweep our towns away?
will the oceans boil and the steam rise into space?
Track Name: Son of Man
i dreamed i saw a beast with seven heads
the waters churned and boiled underneath his steps
and all the kings of men, they bent the knee
"oh, son of man, what do you see?"

i dreamed i saw four horsemen riding forth
the four winds of the earth plot out their course
and all the men of earth, they begged for death
oh, it didn't come to them

i dreamed i saw a Man with Seven Crowns
the sun and moon and stars all gathered round
every knee bowed down and tongue confessed
oh, and He made us blessed

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