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Planetbound Lovers

This song is by Julia Ecklar and appears on the compilation Minus Ten and Counting (1983) and on the compilation Quarks & Quests (1986).

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The space shuttle pilot lies dreaming
Of adventure, come the dawn
His lover weeps, she cannot sleep
Tomorrow he'll be gone

Goodbye, my love, minus ten and counting
The launch fires flame and roar
Goodbye, my love, going into orbit
On the wings of the future you'll soar

A man confronts his destiny
Accepts what must be done
A challenge faced, he'll open space
For his unborn daughters and sons

So goodbye, my love, minus ten and counting
The launch fires flame and roar
Goodbye, my love, going into orbit
On the wings of the future you'll soar

Bound away, beyond the atmosphere
To sail infinity's skies
A man's heart sings the wonder of wings
And planetbound lovers cry

A woman understand the secret
Desires and needs of men
She knows some day he'll choose to stay
And never return from orbit again

So goodbye, my love, minus ten and counting
The launch fires flame and roar
Goodbye, my love, going into orbit
On the wings of the future you'll soar

And I'll be waiting here, missing you
Until planetbound lovers go orbiting too

Written by:

Diana Gallagher

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