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Back to the Final Frontier by Ernest Lilley
Review by Ernest Lilley
SFRevu Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EL0805
Date: 01 May 2008 /

Here's a draft of some lyrics I got stuck in my head a few weeks ago after listening to a punk band here in the DC area. It's clunky yet, but I may polish it up some more and have it recorded. Now all I need is a good punk group, or maybe some sci-fi rock and rollers ...

    Back to the Final Frontier
    by Ernest Lilley

      I wanna go back to the final frontier
      Want to hang out with Spock,
      and not make fun of his ears.

      I wanna zoom though outer space,
      And I want to be proud of the human race.
      But it's so long ago it seems,
      that the golden age only lives in our dreams.

      Things … didn't turn out right.
      Nobody saved the world from the eco-blight.
      And all the sheep look up to see,
      if they can get food from their color TVs (and LCDs),
      But cable's isn't free.

      I wanna zoom through eco-space.
      And I want to be proud of the human race.
      But soon we'll be eating soylent green,
      and the modern age doesn't seem so keen.

      When I
      Was only a lad
      listening to my dad,
      going on about how I'd go
      to the stars,

      I thought,
      that father knew best.
      And I'd wind up on Mars,
      at the very least
      (But that odyssey,
      wasn't meant for me).

      I wanna zoom through outer space.
      And I want to be proud of the human race.
      but we're still stuck here on this rock,
      with dolphins that don't even want to talk.
      to us,
      to you,
      to me.

      When my grandmother was younger than I am now,
      I promised I'd take her to the moon somehow.
      But that time passed and so did she,
      and no one's promising to take me.

      I wanna zoom through outer space.
      And I want to be proud of the human race.
      But we stopped going to the moon,
      Cause it got old way too soon,
      Old too soon.
      Blue old moon.

      Still … we didn't have World War Three.
      And that's not bad, I guess we can all agree.
      So I'm still in, for what else I can see,
      and tomorrow, we'll break through the old routine,
      And discover a new country …

      And then we'll zoom through outer space.
      And we'll all be proud of the human race.
      And maybe it will be a golden age.
      And maybe it will be a golden age.
      A golden age.
      To dream.

    Ern

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