Cassini goes home
This was written very quickly and recorded, with alot of mistakes, even quicker, but hopefully gives the bones of the idea I was trying to convey.
Thought about using the 12-string guitar, capoed up high, to give a kind of ringing sound that seemed to suit the lyric.
Cassini is, of course, the spacecraft which after a 19 year mission will be diving into Saturn's atmosphere tomorrow.
Cassini, look out for that planet, you’re getting way too close
Under the rings, scraping the tops of the clouds
And as you fall ever deeper in the gravity of Saturn
If you notice any patterns, please radio home
Cassini, you’ve been dodging those rings for years and years
Exploring the moons, finding volcanos, methane and water
Did some space creature see you pass by in their ring-filled sky?
Wondering why and where and how you came to roam?
Cassini, your signal is faint and soon will be completely gone
As you touch the atmosphere of our second-largest planet
Whose rings I saw thru telescope some cold December night
What a sight, what a world, what a home
(c) M. Skliar 2017
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