Parody of “Witnesses' Waltz”, words and music by
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Reprinted from Songworm 1
This parody was sung by Leslie Fish on Tapeworm 1
Parody lyrics ©7/7/87 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.
Parody of “Witnesses' Waltz”, words and music by Leslie Fish
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It’s those people we left back on Earth that get me.
While we’re living the dream, they sit watching TV.
Their metal supply now comes mostly from here.
And they put half of that into cans for their beer.
Television ignores us; it seems there’s no place
For cov’rage of homesteads we’re building in space.
The reason for this lack of interest is clear:
The ones who would watch are all working up here.
We’re geologists here, astrophysicists too,
And plain old hard workers like those in our crew.
With one thing in common: we yearn for the stars,
And we will not stop building until they are ours.
Someday we’ll be living in pressurized domes
As warm and secure as Earth’s safe little homes.
But Earth folks won’t visit, because of their fear
That the T.V. reception is lousy up here.
So come, let’s start building our homestead today,
Where a world of foot-draggers can’t stand in our way.
And when no dependence on Earth goods remains,
We can all say goodbye to those Earthbound mundanes.