Off into outer space you go my friends …

I took this picture of one of the statues found in Mueller park. It is 17 feet tall and it makes me think of one of the saddest songs ever.

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“Wigwam” by Chris Levack

You can hear my brain rattle if you like:

updated version by Galaxie (less tremolo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWOWffJyacg

original version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9vAa2mNoqQ

Moonshot by Buffy Sainte-Marie

off into outer space you go my friends
we wish you bon voyage
and when you get there we will welcome you again
and still you’ll wonder at it all
see all the wonders that you leave behind
the wonders humble people own
I know a boy from a tribe so primitive
he can call me up without no telephone
see all the wonders that you leave behind
enshrined in some great hourglass
the noble tongues, the noble languages
entombed in some great English class
off into outer space you go my friends
we wish you bon voyage
and when you get there we will welcome you again
and still you’ll wonder at it all

an anthropologist he wrote a book
he called it “myths of heaven”
he’s disappeared, his wife is all distraught
an angel came and got him
his hair was light, his eyes were love, his words were true,
his eyes were lapis lazuli
he spoke in a language oh so primitive
that he made sense to me
off into outer space you go my friends
we wish you bon voyage
and when you get there we will welcome you again
and still you’ll wonder at it all

 

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4 thoughts on “Off into outer space you go my friends …

  1. That IS a sad song. I was going to say the sculpture reminded me of a happier song, “Rocket Man”, but on second thought – those lyrics are pretty sad as well. Hmmm.

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    1. Too true. And Bowie’s Space Oddity is a sad song, too. I guess our musicians want to remind us subconsciously that we really are Earthlings. There is no there in space.

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