Northern English Folk: Big Tide – “Hide Me In Your Spaceship”

Big Tide

“Hide Me In Your Spaceship”

Big Tide is Ben Thomas’ reaction to electronica scene in the UK.  Instead, he chose this beautiful style that reaches back to David Crosby and the twelve-string acoustic.  This is amazing music, a slightly folkish approach that stills uses the production techniques he developed as L’Estranger.  With drums by Jonathan Nash, Thomas has realized one of the best electric folk songs since Teenage Fanclub or, dare I say, Crosby, Stills, and Nash.  The lyrics are witty and touching, with my favorite line being “Let’s talk sleeping arrangements/You don’t wanna hear me snore.”  Here are the lyrics for your perusal:

Hide me in your spaceship
Cause I’m the worst of a terrible kind
I’ll go anywhere with you captain
Let’s just leave the rest behind

Sure I’ll miss my family
I just can’t stand this torturous town
I don’t care if we’re floating around
Cause gravity is dragging me down

Cast off into oblivion
Riding velveteen waves of blue
Hide me in a corner I swear
I’ll hardly take up any room

I was born on a leap year
In a red brick rhetoric town
Tuck me under the covers
I never wanna touch the ground

Hide me, find me, fly me away
Miss me, kiss me, gravity waves

Let’s talk sleeping arrangements
You don’t wanna hear me snore
You’d feel a pea under a mattress princess
You’d feel a marble under the floor

I don’t mind the space food
And I’m not just being polite
But nearly all of it’s freeze dried
And dissolves at the speed of light

Hide me in your spaceship
Cause I’m the worst of a terrible kind
I’ll go anywhere with you captain
Let’s just leave the past behind

Sure I miss my family
But I don’t miss that torturous town
I don’t care that we’re floating in air
I don’t need gravity dragging me down

Fashion sense won’t pay your rent
You’re a plastic man in a paper tent
So you gaze out into the midnight sky
I hope I’m alive on the day you die

Hide me in your spaceship
Cause I’m the worst of a terrible kind
I’ll go anywhere with you captain
Let’s just leave the rest behind

This is a beautiful song.  I know the album will be just as great.  Oh, for the live shows, and on the rest of the album, the Ben has been joined by drummer Ged McGurn of ‘90s indie rockers Boyracer and bassist Tom Basri.  Check them out when they tour.

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