Space Lightning

by Total Ghost

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“Space Lightning” combines two of America’s favorite pastimes: Space, and Lightning, resulting in 11 tracks of dizzying, surging electro synth sorcery. The crisp, clean sound production crushes dance floors in its wake, powered by neon-hot synths, burning bass lines, and lyrics that sound as authentically German as Tom Cruise did in “Valkyrie”. Space Lightning is like a time machine. From the first track, Einführung ("introduction"in German), the listener will be taken back to a better time, when it was okay to party in moon shoes and garish acid-washed jeans.



Chön and Biktor are the German wunderkinds behind “Total Ghost”, which is riding the Kraut-wave tsunami that’s about to hit America.
This hypnotique electronique brings us sounds inspired by 80’s“Kraftwerk”, with a Euro trash glam sensibility inspired by trips to the local thrift store. With their music already in rotation on German radio and videos featured on Canal + in Paris, the only destinations left to explore are the discotheques of America.
With their first full length LP release, “Space Lightning”, Total Ghost has evolved from its humble origins as a fake internet band into a real band that plays in front of live audiences—and likes it. With multiple shows already under their belt, they have perfected the alchemy of combining self-parody with the dance beats of their wax melting tracks. It’s music that rockets beyond its gimmick, and into the stratosphere of a giant space party (with lightning).

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released January 18, 2011

Produced by Travis Funk

All songs written by Randy M. Washington

"Forever Midnight", "Tour Life", "Mexico", and "JungleCat" co-written by Adam Nix

"Tour Life" and "Mexico" co-written by Evan Nix

"Forever Midnight" features vocals by Chella Negro

"Engineering" features vocals by Rachel Rowland

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Steele Street Studios

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Track Name: Einführung
Space Lightning!
Space Lightning!
Space Lightning!
Space Lightning!

The Elements of the Universe
Come together
Make us dance make us move
The Elements of the Universe
They will control you
Fire and Champagne
Designer Clothes and the VIP
The strongest Element of all you can not see

Space Lightning!
Space Lightning!
Space Lightning!
Space Lightning!
Track Name: Forever Midnight feat. Chella Negro
We get our energy from all these flashing lights
Flash! Flash! Baby! Flash! Flash!
Sleeping through the day so we can party through the night
Don't need the sun to make us right
Hop in the limo and pop open champagne
Splash! Splash! Party! Splash! Splash!
Cause baby we are rock stars and we run this game
We run this game and we run it tight

Keep the bass pumping and the dancefloor packed
Cause we're going out tonight and we're never coming back!

This is Forever Midnight!
This is Forever Midnight!
This is Forever Midnight!
This is Forever Midnight!

Step on the strip and the cameras flash away
Flash! Flash! Baby! Flash! Flash!
This is the party life, this is a normal day
We're getting up when the sun goes down
Step on the dancefloor and shake it 'til they close
Cash! Cash! We want your cash! Cash!
Cause baby we are rock stars and everybody knows
This is the Total Ghost sound

This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Let's g out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!

This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Let's go out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!

We hit the town every night
When you see us its a sight
When we step out of the limo,
We are apple take a bite
Designer shades and threads
We're always turning heads
When we dance into the morning
While you're sleeping in your beds
We see the girl, make a kiss
Can not pass up all of this
This is Forever Midnight
This is forever bliss
Record play, DJ spin
All the clubs let us in
The party never stops
So let us begin!

This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Let's go out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Let's go out!

This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Let's go out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Take me out!
This is Forever Midnight!
Let's go out!
Track Name: Too Fast for the Autobahn
On the Autobahn from Dresden
On the way to a gig in Berlin
We drove too fast to pay the toll

'Cause when you're rock and roll like we are
In a prototype Lamborghini car
You have a tendency to lose control

We got pulled over by a ladycop
She was serious and seriously hot
She wrote a ticket for 1000 Pounds

She said "There is a way
That you don't have to pay
You have to take me on the town" we said

We drive too fast!
Too fast for the Autobahn!
Too fast for the Autobahn!

We drive too fast!
Too fast for the Autobahn!
Too fast for the Autobahn!

Pass the line up to the nightclub door
And straight on to the discotheque floor
She said she wants to dance until the sunrise

She took the ticket out of our pocket
Tore it to pieces and then she dropped it
And then we looked into her eyes and said

We drive too fast!
Too fast for the Autobahn!
Too fast for the Autobahn!

We drive too fast!
Too fast for the Autobahn!
Too fast for the Autobahn!

And we were
Dancing and dancing
And dancing and dancing
And moving and moving
And moving and moving
Dancing and dancing
And dancing and dancing
And party and party
And party and party

Dancing and dancing
And dancing and dancing
And moving and moving
And moving and moving
Dancing and dancing
And dancing and dancing
And party and party
And party and OW!

We drive too fast!
Too fast for the Autobahn!
Too fast for the Autobahn!

We drive too fast!
Too fast for the Autobahn!
Too fast for the Autobahn!
Track Name: Gerlfreund
GERLFREUND


Step in our plane
Step in our jet plane
Let's make a holiday

'Cause you'e our girl
You are our best girl
Do with us what you may

We go to club
We go to the dance club
Let's shake it on the floor

We give you much
We give you too much
We want to give you more

You're our
G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund


Buy you a boat
We buy you a big boat
And sail eleven seas

We try to kiss you
and you pull away
Ooh girl you're such a tease

We take you out
We take you so out
Out all the time

Girl you look good
Girl you look real good
But girl we're lookin' fine.

You're our
G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

You're our
G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

Girl
We love you.
We love you more than we love each other
And girl
We want you.
And we do not want another
Girl
We party
And we drive a motorbike
And girl
We're going out
And you can come - if you like (Ha Ha Ha Ha)

You're our
G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

You're our
G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund

You're our
G-E-R-L-FRE-UND
You're our gerfreund
You're our gerfreund
Track Name: JungleCat
By the light of the moon
She moves She grooves
She soothes your soul
You lose control

Fast like jaguar
Sleek like panther
If love is the question
She is the answer to to your dreams
Amazing things

She's a JungleCat and
No one can tame her
She's the wild one. She's intrusive
She will run away
So no one can blame her
She's a carnivore. She's in elusive

When you're walking all alone
She's gonna find you
When you hear the cat call
She will remind you
That she's faster, smarter, hotter,
And better than you
When you see her on the cat walk
There is nothing you can do
You can run and run and run and run
As fast as you can
But when she catches you
She's gonna make you a man
She's got the glowing eyes
And they glow in the dark
She's got the sharp teeth
And they go in your heart
Have you ever danced with the cat
In the moonlight?
Have you been caught up
In the cat fight?
She will take you down, shake you down
Tear you to bits
You are just another victim
On her list
She doesn't know your name
And she does not care
She will take you up a tree
She will leave you up there
Just when you think you're done
You will find
She's gonna come back
For a second time time!

She's a JungleCat and
No one can tame her
She's the wild one. She's on the prowl
She will run away
So no one can blame her
She's gonna pounce. She can growl

She's a JungleCat and
No one can tame her
Her speed is fast. Her eyes are green
She will run away
So no one can blame her
Her claws are sharp. She can't be seen
Track Name: Computer Nation
Handheld computer graphics
Gigabytes and megabytes
This is our digital magic
Cyberlove. every night

Down the information highway at breakneck speeds
Computer Nation. Computer world
Gotta meet all my cyberspace needs
I'm your cyberman you're my cybergirl

Download upload
Log on log off
Input output
Computer Nation Go!

Download upload
Log on log off
Input output
Computer Nation Go!

We all are citizens of Computer Nation
So come and take your place in line
We all are citizens of Computer Nation
So come with us and you'll be fine

Break through the firewall with a fireball
Made of FTPs and USBs
Check the protocol after you load them all
Come one and all you'll see

We turn it off turn it on
Turn it off turn it on
Turn it around

We turn it up
Turn it up turn it up
Disco sound

We all are citizens of Computer Nation
So come and take your place in line
We all are citizens of Computer Nation
So come with us we'll blow your mind

Computer! Nation!
Computer! Nation!

We all are citizens of Computer Nation
So come and take your place in line
We all are citizens of Computer Nation
So come with us we'll blow your mind

We all are citizens of Computer Nation!
Track Name: Engineering
German Engineering
Italian Engineering
Dutch Engineering
European Engineering

Precision handing
Can really grip the curves
Ooh! Grip it!

Just grab the stick shift
And do not lose your nerve
Grab it! Shift it

I will take you on a ride
All the way downtown
And when I'm done with you
Your head will spin right 'round

Oooh Girl!
That's right! Ooh Girl!
Oooh Girl!

German Engineering
Italian Engineering
Dutch Engineering
European Engineering
Swedish Engineering
French Engineering
Icelandic Engineering
European Engineering

Just sit right down down
In my bucket seat
I'm gonna make sure
I give you everything you need
For the ride
Come on! For the ride!
Of your life

Ugh Ugh Ugh Ugh
Fuel injection!
I wax it so good that
You can see the reflection
On the ride
Ooh! On the ride!
Thats right

German Engineering
Italian Engineering
Dutch Engineering
European Engineering
Swedish Engineering
French Engineering
Icelandic Engineering
European Engineering
Track Name: UFO
Earth.
Too boring today
We have to escape
Have to make a getaway
But the jet is in use
And the yacht is in repair
We need new transportation
That can take us up there

Let's try!
A UFO!
Fly!
A UFO!
into the sky!
With a UFO!
Step into my!
UFO!

Grab a boombox
And champagne
Meet a girl
Ask her what her name
Get into capsule
And hit the hyperdrive
Wherever we go
We will survive
We go to DANCEPARTY
On Jupiter moon
We they say its last call
We fly to Neptune
Meet the president
Of the Aliens
Give us key to outerspace
And a Mercedes Benz!

Let's try!
A UFO!
Fly!
A UFO!
into the sky!
With a UFO!
Step into my!
UFO!

We get by!
In a UFO!
Never cry!
In a UFO!
You can rely!
On a UFO!
Step into my!
UFO!


(BRIDGE)


Let's try!
A UFO!
Fly!
A UFO!
into the sky!
With a UFO!
Step into my!
UFO!

We get by!
In a UFO!
Never cry!
In a UFO!
You can rely!
On a UFO!
Step into my!
UFO!
Track Name: Space Station
SAPCE STATION

International Space Station
Floating 'round in the air
Floating 'round in the air
We have made a decision
To do a concert up there
Do a concert up there

So we called NASA/Just to ask 'em
If we could have a shuttle rocket machine
But when they said that it was against the law
We ask them "what do you mean?!"

They can not tell us no
No!
They can not tell us no to go
Oh oh oh!

'Cause space is the next place
We're gonna do our show
Oh Oh Oh!

We took all of our keyboards
And loaded them in the jet
We loaded them in the jet

Then we revved up the engines
As high as they could get
As high as they could get

We flew through the clouds and through the ozone
And right up to the Space Station door

When they came to let us in
They didn't know what was in store!

They can not tell us no
No!
They can not tell us no to go
Oh oh oh!

'Cause space is the next place
We're gonna do our show
Oh Oh Oh!

They can not tell us no
No!
They can not tell us no to go
Oh oh oh!

'Cause space is the next place
We're gonna do our show
Oh Oh Oh!

If NASA says no then we'll do it on our own
We'll build our own rocket and we'll go to space alone

If NASA says no then we'll do it on our own
We'll build our own rocket and we'll go to space alone

The Space Station's doing nothing up in orbit
But floating
So this is why we are promoting you to come up to our show.

If NASA says no then we'll do it on our own
We'll build our own rocket and we'll go to space alone!

They can not tell us no
No!
They can not tell us no to go
Oh oh oh!

'Cause space is the next place
We're gonna do our show
Oh Oh Oh!

They can not tell us no
No!
They can not tell us no to go
Oh oh oh!

'Cause space is the next place
We're gonna do our show
Oh Oh Oh!

They can not tell us no
No!
They can not tell us no to go
Oh oh oh!

'Cause space is the next place
We're gonna do our show
Oh Oh Oh!
Track Name: Tour Life
Can we do this show together?
Yes we can! Yes we can!
Can we make this the best show ever?
Yes we can! Yes we can!

Can we make this crowd jump higher?
Yes we can! Yes we can!
Can we set this stage on fire?
Yes we can! Yes we can!

Laser lights
Jet plane
Limousine
Red eye
Soundcheck
Discotheque
VIP
Greenroom
Bodygaurds
After Party
Merchandise
Groupies
Encore
Tour bus
Tour Life

Can we tour to 55 places?
Yes we can! Yes we can!
Kiss the girls all in their faces?
I think we can! Of course we can!
Can we dance after every show?
Yes we can! Yes we can!
Hit the town and say go go go!

We got…
Blacklight
Jet plane
Backstage
Red eye
Pedicure
Discotheque
Caviar
Greenroom
Big Jacuzzis
After Party
Sudden orgy
Groupies
Fondue
Tour bus
Tour Life
Tour Life

Helicopter
Jet plane
Autograph
Red eye
Photoshoot
Discotheque
Penthouse
Greenroom
Sext Drugs
After Party
Naked Models
Groupies
Diamond tooth
Tour bus

We got…
Rocket house
Jet plane
Hoverboard
Red eye
Magic wand
Discotheque
Dinosaurs
Greenroom
Cotton candy
After Party
Atom bomb
Groupies
Robot ladies
Tour bus
Tour Life

Tour Life
Jet plane
Tour Life
Red eye
Tour Life
Discotheque
Tour Life
Greenroom
Tour Life
After Party
Tour Life
Groupies
Tour Life
Tour bus
Tour Life!