Ether Lyrics

Ether was born as an instrumental piece many moons ago, from a scene from the end of a movie that plays over in my head. A cosmic tale of selfless sacrifice. Months later, Valeska Rautenberg and I were talking about creating a vocal version to add a new dimension to the well-loved instrumental. It was to be a surprise at the end of The Machines EP, a familiar piece with a new twist, a kind of homecoming after the trials and tribulations of the preceding 26 minutes.

After listening to Ether and talking about the themes that inspired it, Valeska began doing what she does best and just let the ideas and words flow out. I'll be honest, the initial rough demo brought tears to my eyes as the first ascending phrases come in. They perfectly capture the mood and the meaning. From a producer perspective, adding the vocals gave me an opportunity to go back and finesse the sounds as I carved out a space for the vocal to sink in. I'll always love the instrumental, but now can't imagine the music without the beautiful song and lyrics that weave the story through the sound.

 

We Are All Astronauts & Valeska Rautenberg - Ether

I give it all
All I’ve got
I give it all to you


To see you alive
Come to life
Come to life


I give it all
All I am
I give to you


All I’ve got
I give to you
All I am
I give to you


To see you live
I give it all to you


Feel me, breathe me
I am yours
Lay your head down
Rest your thoughts
In my mind


I’ll be the soil
For you to grow
I’ll give you all of my days
So here in my heart
You’ll be safe
In perfect grace