Pure Comedy ends with a song about mortality as Father John Misty conjures up a cosmic picture of death, a "ghost in a cheap rental suit" floating in space. The singer explains that as humans we need to accept the fact that we are all going to die one day and therefore, "There's nothing to fear."
Misty told NME: "You can look at that line and say, 'You idiot, look at the world! There's everything to fear!' But I don't think there's any virtue in fear: it's just a choice. You can choose to live in love, or choose to live in fear. That sounds naive, but I don't think the answers are as sophisticated as we wish they were."
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.