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Thomas Dolby – N.E.O. lyrics


Near Earth Object.
A solid body whose orbit lies within the orbit of Mars.

Moons Asteroids. Meteorites.

And human debris.

You can see a meteorite almost any night.
Go out to the desert

They are pieces of stars,
You might find a piece.

Same as you and me

They have travelled through space for thousands of years.

Perhaps you will get lucky

But you will never find a piece of Soyuz

Or Sputnik or Apollo 9
They are still out there

They are very faint
And the pollution in earths atmosphere

Washes out their pale light

Floating without air, without light
Or else - charred on the re-entry

They are still out there floating

Within the orbit of Mars.

Look at it this way:

A river of space, a ribbon of time

Like a burial by a beaurocrat

Undercover of a cold war risk.

A cloud of dust-a cloud of rubble

Spinning in space on the heels of the Hubble

A parallel, or a temporal rip

In the belly of the Cosmos

A fossilized finger
Somewhere in a hanger

Stored by the government, hidden from the press

Some young top gun s first solo

Turned out to be a N.E.O.

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