Dandelion Back to: Some So-Called Music

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Take Back the Future

tune:
Night of Silence
by Daniel Kantor, based on the version performed at the 1997 Olaf Christmas festival.
This version was arranged by John Ferguson.
(The original is available on VHS tape or CD.)


(all)   We in the 60's had the right stuff.

(all)   To ride in a tin can was not bold enough.

(all)   Ten years to the moon, we knew what we'd find;

(women) [... came in  peace]  for all mankind
(men)   One small step for  man...

(all)   Soon we could leave our Earth behind.

(all)   Our future's as bright as we make it.

                     -----

(all)   Now its the 90's - decade of fears,

(women) [We're] ruled by jerks who think 'long term' means four years.
(men)

(women) Fly me to the moon.
(men)                       We can't any more.

(women)
(men)   It just costs too much, and we're _so_ poor.

(women) We can do it - been done before.
(men)   That's already been done before.

(women) Our future's as bleak as they make it.
(men)   Our future's as bleak as  we  make it.

                     -----

(all)   Let's build the future we had before,

(all)   Our destiny's out there, we're ready to soar.

(women) Colonize the moon,
(men)                      then onward to Mars.

(women) Generation ships fly to near stars.
(men)   Generation ships ...

(all)   Untold planets wait to be ours,

(all)   Our future's as bold as we make it.

                     -----

(women) Let's build the future we  had   before, 
(men)   We    in    the  60's  had the right stuff.

(women) Our destiny's out there, we're  ready   to soar.
(men)   To  ride in a tin can    was   not bold  enough.

(women)   Colonize    L - 5,    and  the moon and  Mars.
(men)   Ten years to the moon,  we  knew what we'd find;

(women)    Generation      ships  fly to  new stars.	
(men)   One small step for  man,  and all  mankind.

(women) Untold   planets  wait  to   be ours,
(men)   Soon we can leave  our Earth behind.

(all)   The future is just what we make it.


lyrics: Copyright 1997, Rich Brown ( rmf51@FreeMars.org )

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