Spaceship

Album: Rainbow (2017)
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  • Kesha has never been a down-to-Earth kind of girl, and in this song, the final track to her third album, Rainbow, she gets interplanetary.

    I'm waiting for my spaceship to come back to me
    It's coming back for me
    I don't really care if you believe it's coming back for me, yeah
    I been in a lonesome galaxy


    "I'm a little bit of an empath and fragile heart for this world," she said in a track-by-track interview with NPR. "I hope that when we die, that I will just travel up into space and find my soul friends and we'll just float out in the ether in space together. And at the end of the record, it's like the spaceship is taking off back into space. I feel like maybe, because I feel weird down here, maybe I'll feel at home finally back up there."
  • Kesha wrote this song with her mom Pebe Sebert, and with Drew Pearson, who co-wrote her song "Woman." Pebe was a songwriter before Kesha was born, and they've collaborated throughout Kesha's career. This song has a special connection for Pebe, who explained in a Songfacts interview: "Probably my favorite song that I've written with Kesha is 'Spaceship,' because that song represents how I feel about life. A lot of times when you write with an artist, it's pretty much their idea and their vision, but that one's more mine. That's a great thing about writing with my daughter: We're similar enough that something that means a lot to me sometimes means a lot to her. I'm just really proud of that song and feel like it says something that I believe in."
  • Kesha is convinced she has seen alien spaceships. Speaking on the Zach Sang Show, she recalled her extraterrestrial experience.

    "I was in Joshua Tree, totally sober," she said. "Let me preface – completely f---ing sober. I think people would be like 'She was on acid' or something. I wasn't. I was on nothing. I was a totally sober Sally, just a lady in the desert."

    "I look up in the sky and there's a bunch of spaceships," Kesha continued. "I swear to God, there were like five to seven and I don't know why I didn't, like, try to take a picture of it. I just looked at it. I was sitting on a rock and I was like, 'What in the hell is that?' I was trying to figure it out and then they went away. And then they came back."

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