A Brave New World (50 yrs. since the moon)

A Brave New World (50 yrs. since the moon)

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Liner Notes: 

John Staples came up with this challenge, and here's my variation on the theme.
Open to any collabs.

Lyrics: 

A Brave New World

V1
A brave new world… awaits the stranger…
For he survived… a list of dangers…
As he descends… a simple ladder…
He – knows the next – step – is – all… that matters…

Ch
One small step… For all nations…
One small step… ahead of me…
One small step… a new world calling…
One more step.. for.. all.. to see…

V2
I bring the hopes… that man will travel…
Society… will not unravel…
I see a chance… to change the focus…
To feel the dream… that has… awoke us…

Ch
One small step… For all nations…
One small step… ahead of me…
One small step… a new world calling…
One more step.. for.. all.. to see…

Solo

Ch
One small step… For all nations…
One small step… ahead of me…
One small step… a new world calling…
One more step.. for.. all.. to see…

Bridge
We have solved the hardest problems… as we sailed along thru space
Yet the answers to unite us… as one people and one race
Have yet to be accomplished… seems to me, we’ve lost our way
Don’t accept those who divide us… and reject the things they say
You may think it’s one small step, but others follow in your wake…

Ch
One small step… For all nations…
One small step… go straight and true…
One small step… a new world calling…
One more step.. begins.. with you…



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Comments

Valerie Cox's picture

Yeah. Really like your bridge. You bring the point home. We send can folks to moon, but can't find a way to learn to accept other people and different ways of thinking. It's kinda crazy. I just read an article yesterday that said Neil Armstrong insists he said, "One small step for A man." I thought that was interesting, but really doesn't effect your song in any way. It's just that you used 'one small step' as a hook, and it made me think if it. Smile

musicsongwriter's picture

I like the idea of a step. It's so symbolic. Very well written lyrics. Interesting and catchy. Hope to hear them.
Nadia

coolparadiso's picture

Thats really good mate. Beauty but sadness. I remember the hope then, sadly it feels faded to me but i live in hope of its rebirth.

AndyGetch's picture

Reminds me of the message Gene Roddenberry was trying to convey with the original Star Trek. Nice!

johnstaples's picture

Lovely lyrics, John! Wisdom in the verses. Brilliant chorus and an even better bridge! You really created something special here!!! What a great take on the Apollo challenge!

Kristi's picture

Very thought-provoking. I like how you use "one small step, one more step", and repeat it. Descending the ladder is so visual. Great picture. And how it ends on opening it up to "you" to make that step. Nicely written.

Klaus's picture

Good title to start with. Nice way to contrast moon landing with the society of today and its problems. Mentioning "the dream" makes me think of Martin Luther King and that the optimism of the sixties has faded but there is also hope in the final verse, the "begins with you" making it a gentle reminder that we all have to do our part. Deep and thoughtful lyrics. ( Matches pretty good too. )

If this is not taken I'd like to demo this.