Thursday, August 30, 2012

Neil On The Moon

(to REMs "Man On The Moon)

On the TV, an old black and white
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Walter Cronkite at the anchoring desk
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Tranquility, Eagle lands, rockets at rest
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Mr. Neil Armstrong now a lunar guest
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Moon rock looting, one long trip
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Here in heavens, call from Tricky Dick
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Some people like to say about that time
Flying to the stars was too much
Some people were just hoping for green men
But sadly,
None would get in touch.

Yes, I believe
They put a Neil on the moon
Neil on the moon
Yes I believe
Had planted both his feet
On something that’s cool

Ticker tape welcome from his world of blue
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Could’ve got deals for unearthly coup
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oddly, he humbled to an hon’rable task
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Engineer teaching in a college class
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

But what if Neil had gone for the big time?
Surely, he was man for the clutch
But seems he had a calling from elsewhere
No doubting
Some had thought him nuts

Yet, we were glad
They brought our Neil from the moon
Neil from the moon
Helping his grads
He planted both his feet
In job that was cool.

Now a little silence for our Mr. Achiever
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Here’s a little toast that I’m offering
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
“Here’s to dear Neil, a man, an odds beater
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Now our Mister Armstrong’s gone travellin’”
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Now forty years we’ve gone around our sun
Forty-three to be more exact
And some night when you’re looking at moon beams
Start waving
Neil, he might wave back.

If you believe
There was a man on the moon
Man on the moon
You might believe
He’s planting both his feet
On something that’s new.

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