Frontiersmen

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This track was written as "The Boxtape Song" so we wanted it to encapsulate everything that makes Boxtape, Boxtape!

Did we achieve that? Either way it's a very cool song about farming in space!

lyrics

I’d bet you’d love to see this place
You’d probably say it’s peaceful
The only reason we’re out here is cause of the soil
If you can call it that
This asteroid has no charm
Just one of a thousand farms
Taking up space in the big black
Taking up space in the big black

We are frontiersmen
Living in the big blue
We’ve got holograms who give a damn
But we can’t grow a kilogram of food
We are frontiersmen
Who haven’t got a clue
We’re only human you understand
And all the faults that come with that are true

You start to forget the altitude
The sky now forever red
There’s so many of us now we’re just like a herd
Slow moving and dumb
Us workers are not what we seem
All little cogs fighting in the machine
All to bring food into being

We are frontiersmen
Living in the big blue
We’ve got holograms who give a damn
But we can’t grow a kilogram of food
We are frontiersmen
Who haven’t got a clue
We’re only human you understand
And all the faults that come with that are true

Everyone used to stargaze as kids
each step closer towards the sky
New tech constantly paved the way
Till now as captives we’re left behind
You can re-arrange the stars
Expose the truth about the sun
But nothing will ever change
How humans lived
are living and what they will turn into

We are frontiersmen
Living in the big blue
We’ve got holograms who give a damn
But we can’t grow a kilogram of food
We are frontiersmen
Who haven’t got a clue
We’re only human you understand
And all the faults that come with that are true

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released August 31, 2018
Kat Ward
Kieren Johnstone

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Boxtape Horsham, UK

Experimental Indie Folk Duo

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