Space, Man (AKA S Is For Solar System)

from by John Hinton

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Let's go to space, man, shame to let it all go to waste, man, let's get into space.
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.
Yes it’s quite blue, but there’s not much 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.
Let's go to space, man, shame to let it all go to waste, man, let's get into space.

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from Ensonglopedia of Science, released May 23, 2017
Words and music by John Hinton. Featuring Duncan Disorderly on bass,
Jo Eagle on saxophone and backing vocals.

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