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Bloody Bastards

This song is by Jordin Kare and appears on the album Fire in the Sky (1991).

Here's to Conestoga, Pegasus and Liberty
And all the rest who'll join them in the race
For we're proud of NASA's heroes but we'd rather raise our glass
To the hard-nosed bloody bastards who will get us into space

They don't have fancy buildings. That money goes for tools
They build their birds with auto parts and tire rubber fuel
Spare the private space craft companies. With luck they're goin' far
And with cold cash on the barrel-head, cold cash on the barrel-head, cold cash on the barrel-head they'll take us to the stars

So... Refrain

They are business men and lawyers. They're conmen, knaves, and fools
And damn fine engineers that got fed up with NASA's rules
And they're talking to the bankers using every trick they know
For they're selling dreams and promises, sellin' dreams and promises, sellin' dreams and promises ten million bucks a throw

So... Refrain

It's a high stakes game their playin' but by god they're having fun
For they know that out in orbit there are fortunes to be won
And they'll bend the rules to win 'em. Hell, they'll steal and cheat and lie
For it's devil take the hindmost, devil take the hindmost, yeah it's devil take the hindmost, the winner takes the sky

So... Refrain

For it's not enough to walk the moon, send robots off to Mars
Nor send a lucky handful out to catch a glimpse of stars
We're gonna live and work and space. We're gonna go to stay
And the ones who'll make it happen, the ones who make it happen, yes the ones who'll make it happen are the ones who make it pay

So... Refrain
They're hard-nose bloody bastards, star-struck bloody bastards
All kinds of bloody bastards if they'll get us into space

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