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This song continues the space narrative on A Moon Shaped Pool. Thom uses metaphors of a UFO and extraterrestrial matter in order to portray the questions and darkness of humanity.

The song is also personal for Thom. In parts, it seems as if he’s speaking directly to a woman in his past. The woman could be Rachel Owen, Thom’s former partner of 23 years. As theorized in “Daydreaming”, 23 years marks “half” of Thom’s life.

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And in your life, there comes the darkness
This spacecraft blocking out the sky
And there's nowhere to hide
You run to the back and you cover your…

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