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S IS FOR SOLAR SYSTEM

SPACE, MAN

words and music by John Hinton

Let's go to space, man, shame to let it all go to waste, man, let's get into space.

Let's go to the Sun, that'll be fun, our journey's only just begun
We'll get a nice tan while we plan the rest of our holiday
There's no need to bring your skis, it's 5,500º
And I am sure you'll be so pleased that you'll want to stay
But next on our itinerary is the planet of Mercury
It's currently the place to be if you are sick of the sea
The Sun is so big in the sky that the surface is totally dry
And that's probably why nobody's ever been by
But we are breaking that trend, we're doing space end to end
You're my intergalactic friend

Let's go to space, man, shame to let it all go to waste, man, let's get into space.

Let's go to Venus, the planet of volcanic activity
The air will consume us before we've had time for a cup of tea
I'm not so up for this so let's give that one a miss
And also skip the Earth ‘cos I’ve been there from birth
Mars is my kind of dive, it's got a much nicer vibe
And it might just contain life

Let's go to space, man, shame to let it all go to waste, man, let's get into space.

Jupiter is the biggest of all, the giant gas ball
Through the layers of liquid metal we will fall
Saturn is next, it's quite complex
It's got so many rings that it leaves me vexed
Uranus is famous as the planet whose name is 
Most likely to cause mirth and to entertain us
It's a big blob of blue with nothing to do
I suggest we just pass through

And continue into space, man, shame to let it all go to waste, man, let's get into space.

Neptune is such a very very distant place
That we are now doomed never to rejoin the human race
And that’s it – there used to be nine,
But then the word ‘planet’ got redefined
And poor old Pluto didn’t count any more
And beyond that who knows what lies in store?
But we're not going to find out by staying indoors
So stop hesitating, procrastinating, what are you waiting for?

Let's go to space, man, shame to let it all go to waste, man, let's get into space.

©2017 John Hinton

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