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​Orbiting Jupiter

This song is by Cheryl Wheeler and appears on the album Driving Home (1993).

Orbiting Jupiter with telescopic eyes
Floating in the wonder of the weightless world
Watching all the planets rise
Gazing through the asteroid belt
Out beyond night and day
And seeing with my own eyes
The cosmic ballet

Ganymede and Io rising
Talk about a hallowed moon
I am drifting wide-eyed listenin'
To the static in the solar tune

There's comfort in starlight
In moonlight guiding my way home
I'm falling for midnight
For lovely worlds of ice and stone
And I am alone tonight

Orbiting Jupiter
And sailing on my own
Headed for the heavens of the blue green world
I'm dreaming of home

Witness to the miracle
I could testify all night
Rolling in the blue tide
Howling in the moonlight

Gazing on the gift we're given
A mystery from a magic storm
Turning to the secret rhythm
Nestled in the spiral arm

There's comfort in starlight
In moonlight guiding my way home
I'm falling for midnight
For lovely worlds of ice and stone
And I am alone tonight

I want to see the world through other eyes
Some electron in the Milky Way
I want to meet a man Orion's size
I want to hear the giant lyre play
And Canis bay

There's comfort in starlight
In moonlight guiding my way home
I'm falling for midnight
For lovely worlds of ice and stone

Written by:

Cheryl Wheeler; Janis Ian