Charles Andrew Bothwell (born December 13, 1981), better known by his stage name Astronautalis, is an American alternative hip hop artist currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After gaining some recognition in local circles in Jacksonville, Florida and competing at Scribble Jam, Astronautalis self-released his debut album, You and Yer Good Ideas, in 2003. He eventually signed with Fighting Records and the record was re-released in 2005, followed by his second album, The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters, in 2006.
Wherever we go, we'll never be lost
Some follow the compass rose, some Follow the cross
Me, I follow roads compulsively till sirens call me off
Then I wander, eyes closed, following song
The river's a hymnal and the leaves are applause
Sitting on a futon mat, in a squat in Darmstadt,
Kevin Seconds said to me in passing,
"Age never meant shit to me. It's all about heart and stupidity",
And I thought that there's no better way to live.
We were on the stairs in Brno, when she bit my lip and choked my throat,
Well it's hope, it's hope, that has me staring to the burning sky
I know, I know, there's something hidden, on the other side
I woke, I woke with such a feeling I could never rise
Now I'm gazing skyward till the sun just burned me blind
Burned me blind, burned me blind