Glad Gliese (581g)

by Kathleen Martin

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Written to the melody of Cat Stevens' "Sad Lisa" from his “Tea for the Tillerman" album.



She orbits Gliese five eighty-one, a red dwarf sun
getting cooler, and Zarmina's her new ruler.
Floating in Libra in the night sky,
g, please don't be shy.
You're a plus lass Milky Waying triple our Terra's mass.
Gliese Gliese, g, Gliese Gliese.

Although she's dense, her gravity's right. We think she might
(in fact, oughta) hold a load of liquid water.
A wormhole to g, string theory or beam --
we only can dream
now. This new plan, it can mean a future for all of man.
Gliese Gliese, g, Gliese Gliese.

She's twenty light years far away, but still one day
we may live there, praying this time we will give care.
g-whiz, you're a gem formed from the big bang
(and our doppelganger).
Please take us, when our Earth must finally forsake us.
Gliese Gliese, g, Gliese Gliese.

(c) 2010 KAM


released September 5, 2012
[piano karaoke track unk. artist]



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Kathleen Martin New Albany, Indiana

For music fans who think outside the boxy confines of genre labels, find here my original work arranged for and performed on a variety of instruments for sounds ranging from sweet to sassy and reedy to brassy; from lofty to lowdown and soulful to hoedown; from serious to silly and urban to hillbilly. I urge you to click on my production notes/lyrics before or as you push play. ☼♥ ... more

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