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My House On Mars

This song is by Ayreon and appears on the album The Dream Sequencer (2000).

It is the end of the 21st Century. I have returned to my own childhood. I remember it all as the Dream Sequencer images mix with my own recollections. This is the day my sister and I realised that we would never see the planet Earth.

Daddy where are you now
Forgot about your vow
You promised you'd return and take me to Earth

Did you have to fight that war
What was it all for?
The honor of one's name, what is it worth?

MAN: I'm all alone
WOMAN: We're all alone
MAN: My future's unknown
WOMAN: Our future's unknown
MAN: I reach out to the stars
BOTH: Out here in my house on Mars

Mother did you hear me cry?
You never told me why
You put me in this world of rock and dust

No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust

MAN: This is my home
WOMAN: This is our home
MAN: This desolate dome
WOMAN: This desolate dome
MAN: I call out to the stars
BOTH: I'm alone in my house on Mars

I'll never smell the ocean breeze
I'll never climb the highest trees
I'll never feel the burning sun
I'll never meet my chosen one

In my house.

Daddy, I forgive you now
You could not keep your vow
You will never return, I'll never see Earth

MAN: My time has come
WOMAN: Our time has come
MAN: I'm emotionally numb
WOMAN: Emotionally numb
MAN: I'm headed for the stars

I'm leaving my house on Mars.
No friends in my house on Mars.
No foes in my house on Mars.
I was born in my house on Mars.
I will die in my house on Mars.

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