Thursday, 27 October 2011

Moving to Mars

A Coldplay B-side: you can hear it here. And why wouldn't you? 2,660,217 people already had, as of last Monday.
Somewhere up above the stars
The wreckage of a universe floats past
Somewhere up above my heart
A tiny little seed is sown,
A government is overthrown,
Who knows when we'll be coming home at last

And I heard it on the radio
That one day we'll be living in the stars
And I heard it on a tv show
That somewhere up above
And in my heart
They'll be tearing us apart,
Maybe moving us to mars
Past the satellites and stars,

Maybe moving us to Mars

We won't see the earth again
In these seconds just remain unchanged
8 to 9, 9 to 10
We are meeting for the first time
We might never meet again you and me
We are meeting for the first time
Can't you see
We are meeting for the first time

Singing this space symphony
They'll be tearing us apart moving us to mars,
Past the satellites and stars
They're moving us to Mars
Little steal from Bowie, there, on the sudden uplift falsetto leap on 'Mars'. Inspired by this documentary about people forced to emigrate from Burma, the song can't quite get its ducks in a row about whether it wants to take its central conceit allegorically or SFnally.

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