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Satellite Sky

This song is by Pierce Pettis and appears on the album Making Light Of It (1996).

Why do I lie awake at night
Think back as for as I can
To the sound of my father's life outdoors
At the thought of Sputnik in tree flight

Before I could fashion my poverty
Before I distrusted the night
Musta known something
I mustsa known something
I live for those times tonight

Why why why
Why mama why
Why can't I sleep in peace tonight
Underneath the satellite sky

It can't be easy for the children
I'm hollow before my time
It looks like a desert here tome
Where's the promise of youth for my child

Where are the faraway kingdoms of dreams
We've been to the moon. there's
Trouble at home
Vanished in the mist with St Nicholas and
The ghettos and war zones

Why why why
Oh why mama why
Why can't we sleep in peace tonight
Underneath the satellite sky

Oh why why why
Oh why mama why
Why can't I sleep in peace tonight
Underneath the satellite sky

I want to stand out in the middle of the street
And listen to the stars
I want to hear their sweet voices
I want to feel the big bang rattle my bones

Laugh with the children
I want the spark to ignite
Before we find out just what it means
To be born into these times

Why why why
Why mama why
Why can't I sleep in peace tonight
Underneath the satellite sky

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