Songs From A Pale Blue Dot

by Kraken Not Stirred

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    The history of human space exploration in ten songs.
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1.
Something looked up through the water to gaze upon the sky looking for a meal to live, and breed and die but finding points of light not knowing at the time that a distant relative millennia down the line would follow the starshine and leave its world behind to evolve into another kind Something broke the surface tension and crawled up on the land Looking for survival for food and shelter and hoping to pass on genetic information multiply, adapt, survive and try out new mutations It crawled out of the brine And left its world behind to evolve into another kind We turn our gaze up, skyward and marvel at the stars Hungry for more knowledge and reaching out to Mars then beyond our solar system and beyond our galaxy like our distant relative emerging from the sea No more prisoners of gravity We'll leave our world behind and go in peace for all mankind
2.
As shepherds watched their flocks by night and gazed up at the sky, A grain of dust hit a gravity well and briefly lit the night. Then came news that the King had died, So they decided that the fireball was a sign, from God. Don't fault them, they were only theorizing. Bored at work, while livestock supervising. Science has the answers We just don't have all the science we're piecing it together but the code still isn't cracked Every answer we discover asks another hundred questions, As fallacy is left behind and fiction turns to fact In our modern age, we think that we know better now. But everywhere you turn, con artists abound. Flat earth, "psychics," pyramid power healers who claim they channel their power from God. Faulting them is fine - they know they lie Taking wallets while they pull wool over eyes Science has the answers We just don't have all the science we're piecing it together but the code still isn't cracked Every answer we discover asks another hundred questions, As fallacy is left behind and fiction turns to fact Imagination makes sense of, patterns our brains fake sense of. Imagination makes sense of, patterns our brains fake sense of. Science has the answers We just don't have all the science we're piecing it together but the code still isn't cracked Every answer we discover asks another hundred questions, As fallacy is left behind and fiction turns to fact
3.
A tool of war aimed at the sky A tube, two lenses, and an eye Sunspots and mountains on the moon More than ideas; valid proof With an instrument of warfare turned toward the sky And yet it moves Celestial examinations Solar and lunar observations proved Earth to orbit the Sun moonlight just a reflection With an instrument of warfare turned toward the sky And yet it moves Interrogation for discovering the truth Condemnation for substantiated proof By fanatics who were fervent in their faith The men in power had to keep the masses in a daze Crushed beneath the Inquisition's hand They fanatically refused to understand that the centre of our universe is not a planet or a church With an instrument of warfare turned toward the sky And yet it moves
4.
You mastered aviation, records broken, proving you the best You passed the Rorshach, psycological, and isolation tests You passed the medical, the centrifuge and airbourne EKGs Matching or outperforming every man in Project Mercury You had the right stuff but you had the wrong time You passed the tests but you didn't get to fly You were promised the moon and the stars but you didn't get that far You were promised the sun and the sky but they wouldn't let you fly You were promised a legacy worthy of fantasy but you were prisoners of policy You were promised a chance to show what you could do You were promised the moon At a time when twenty-five percent of women weren't employed You were ready, willing, and able to launch into the void One small step in policy is all that it would take One giant leap in an era before the ERA Tens of thousands of hours of documented flight time You broke the sound barrier, but not the gender divide You were promised the moon and the stars but you didn't get that far You were promised the sun and the sky but they wouldn't let you fly You were promised a legacy worthy of fantasy but you were prisoners of policy You were promised a chance to show what you could do You were promised the moon
5.
A man sits atop a rocket In a land devastated by war In a hand-painted, still-wet helmet They seal the capsule door A classified, unannounced launch Of a secret single-orbit flight Only two of seven previous unmanned capsules survived At launch he yelled "Let's Go!" It became became a rallying cry 108 minutes of history Where science and dreams unite Poyekhali! Let's go! Poyekhali! Let's go! It isn't anything that you can't handle So fix your problems and light this candle Poyekhali! Let's go! Poyekhali! Let's go! Climb aboard and get on with the show Let's go! Kindle your imagination Until your dreams ignite Unrelenting persistence Is your price for paradise Your countdown has begun Your effort is inertial It's T minus a lifetime and guidance is internal One small step or a giant leap For yourself or for all mankind You just have to find the place Where effort and dreams unite Poyekhali! Let's go! Poyekhali! Let's go! It isn't anything that you can't handle So fix your problems and light this candle Poyekhali! Let's go! Poyekhali! Let's go! Climb aboard and get on with the show Let's go!
6.
Looking back at Earth from a quarter million miles Small, serene, and blue and white, and fragile Boundaries vanish and all borders disappear When your thumb can cover all that you hold dear The Loneliest Astronaut The most distant traveller humankind has got he nods a brief goodbye to that pale blue dot No ideologies or politics in sight Just a tiny planet shining blue and white The Loneliest Astronaut "Blue and white not capitalist or communist Blue and white not rich or poor Blue and white not envious or envied" Just blue and white Just blue and white Three billion plus two outside of his steel cocoon One plus God knows what as he flies behind the moon Everyone who ever lived, obstructed by a stone out of sight and out of contact, truly alone The Loneliest Astronaut
7.
Floating in the evening sky subject of myths and cause of tides Muse for works of fantasy and prisoner of gravity Not long ago that satellite was our sole nighttime source of light A jewel in the darkened sky Mysterious and terrifying One inch from freezing, airless death a man by taking one small step left our world behind and went in peace for all mankind One small step onto the lunar sands the world in awe as the Eagle lands Seconds from a fatal crash A computer glitch and out of gas One giant leap for humankind An image burned into our minds A grainy picture of a man stepping onto the lunar sands The cold war at its peak Constant paranoia Threat of nuclear holocaust Hope amid the fear Proof that we can save ourselves Science trumps the war machine Forgetting threats of burning death as one all people held their breath We left our world behind and went in peace for all mankind
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Tranquility 03:05
Instrumental
9.
The Fire Star is calling us Because we can, because we must for reason and for science, for logic, not for violence to learn what we will find to go in peace for all mankind We'll terraform a new home and walk upon its sands A giant leap for science and a baby step for man We'll breathe the Martian air We will swim the Martian seas We'll grow beyond our planet And into the galaxy We'll look upon our old home shining in the sky As we stand in the Martian sunrise The fire star is calling us To stand on its red dust Not to conquer, to explore For peace and not for war together, not as rivals For our very survival We'll terraform a new home and walk upon its sands A giant leap for science and a baby step for man We'll breathe the Martian air We will swim the Martian seas We'll grow beyond our planet And into the galaxy We'll look upon our old home shining in the sky As we stand in the Martian sunrise Further than we've ever been from our pale blue dot 200 times farther than the Loneliest Astronaut We'll stand on the red sand underneath the distant sun Everything you've ever known, covered by your thumb. We'll look upon our old home, shining in the sky As we stand in the Martian sunrise
10.
We are all astronauts Spiraling through emptiness Dragged along by gravity Listening for signals Watching out for signs We orbit other entities Floating out of control We look for guidance externally Finding nothing to console We must design our own paths intelligently No cosmic judge and jury No punishment infernal No compass, map, atlas or diagram Because guidance is internal We are all abstract thoughts Reaching through the nothingness Hiding in our own imperfect cells The image we display Distorted and inaccurate A Mercator projection of ourselves Floating out of control We look for guidance externally Finding nothing to console We must design our own paths intelligently No cosmic judge and jury No damnation eternal No compass, map, atlas or diagram Because guidance is internal

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released April 12, 2019

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