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One Day More
2004-Sep-24, 01:38 AM
At present, I'm doing a musical titled Solar System Tour. Basically, a group of children (can be year 7, 8, or 9), review what they have learnt about space (solar system really). Sorry to all those hopefuls on the Person Above You thread, but the planets in this are...er, planets! :oops: I'll put in the musical bit by bit on this thread, and look forward to any comments people might have. For a start, the main leads are: Teacher, Kelly, Jade, Jamie, Keisha, Tim and Bill. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Overture: Universe

Sung by: Teacher

For many centuries,
The skyís wonders have never ceased,
For up there is a wealth of phenomena
From planet to pulsar to the biggest star.
It doesnít matter what age you may be,
The Milky Way, you never get sick of wanting to see.
A lot of action goes on up there,
Some of it, we have to beware!
Some are as simple as a meteor burning up in a planetís atmosphere,
Or as major as a black hole killing a starís intense glare.
But this place,
We have in space,
Still holds a wealth of obscurity,
Some we yet have to see more plainly.

Whole seas of stars lie out there,
In awe, at the galaxies, we stare.
God has made such a splendid universe,
What we know about it would fit in a purse.
The fastest around is light,
Which has a quick flight.
But even light is slow,
Already dead stars still glow.
For they are light years away,
So with us, they stay.
The sunís light we see on Earth,
Over 30 million years ago made its birth.
From the sunís molten, hot core,
With heat it does pour.

Many planets orbit numerous stars,
But much larger than, say, Mars.
More like the gas giants, but bigger,
Bigger, even, than Jupiter.
But we still have hope for Earthís long lost twin,
And when found, will send all history in a spin.
For it would be the biggest achievement for the human race,
If, ever, we get in touch with other beings in space.
But what a huge universe we have around us,
That mystery of other beings, we may never suss.
For up above us is our galaxy,
A smidgeon, at night, we see.
You only have to gaze up in wonder,
For your mind, into each Ďní every star, to wander far.

First Place

Sung by: Tim

At the sun, never stare,
But truly, thereís something there.
Itís a small world thatís hidden,
But itís not sittiní!
For there lies Mercury,
Which youíll almost never see.
Always close to the sun,
But being blinded is no fun.
But Mercury is first place here,
Though hidden in the sunís glare.
For Mercury is first place,
Around our star it does race!
True to its name,
It sure isnít lame.
Named after swift Mercury,
Who was a roman god, you see.
This planet puts the messenger in his place,
In the vastness of space.
First place, is planet Mercury,
Orbiting the sun steadily.
First place in this solar system,
Is Mercury.
But which rarely a human eye
Has ever seen.
Mercury, the first on the scene.

Stay tuned for more! But while you're at it, why don't you make a comment? :) (inviting smile)

Edited to execute the uneeded script, and just left the songs. For a more convieniently shorter read!

space cadet
2004-Sep-24, 02:47 AM
What gave you the idea for this? are you an elementary school teacher or something?

Wish we could hear the music part of it and not just the lyrics. Its good though.

One Day More
2004-Sep-24, 02:52 AM
What gave you the idea for this? are you an elementary school teacher or something?

Wish we could hear the music part of it and not just the lyrics. Its good though.

Thanks Space cadet :) Answer to question one: It was my interest in astronomy that gave me an idea (don't know what really triggered the spark though!) Answer to question two: LOL, no! I'm just a high school student!

One Day More
2004-Sep-24, 03:09 AM
Overcast Today, Yet Again

Sung by: Keisha

Overcast today,
Yet again,
And rain too, yeah.
But not as we know it here!
For on Venus,
Rain is sulphuric acid!
Just wonderfully corrosive weather,
If you want to set foot there.

High temperatures today,
Yet again,
And erupting volcanoes too.
Lovely lava lakes to walk through!
Named after the goddess of love,
But the name is just a bluff.
Just wonderfully bubbling pools oí lava,
If you care to die there before summer!

High atmospheric pressure today,
Yet again,
Able to crush a certain spacecraft,
Which landed there, the century last.
The clouds cover,
Like a bluffer,
Who has things to hide
And to everyone has lied.

Overcast today,
Yet again,
High temperatures today,
Yet again,
And high atmospheric pressure today,
Yet again.
This is Venusí weather:
Overcast today, yet again.

Edited to add: "Where are the comments?"

One Day More
2004-Sep-24, 04:49 AM
Are my songs too long for others to read?

Cylinder
2004-Sep-24, 04:54 AM
Have you wrote all nine yet?


If you care to die there before summer!

What age group are we talking about again?

Personally, I think it's a novel idea - hit me with another, please. :)

One Day More
2004-Sep-24, 05:01 AM
Have you wrote all nine yet?


If you care to die there before summer!

What age group are we talking about again?

Personally, I think it's a novel idea - hit me with another, please. :)

Oh thanks for pointing the 'die there before summer' one, does seem a bit dodgy... 8-[ [-X Any idea what else rymes with lava?

I've written more than nine actually! These are the first three of Act One out of ten. I'll leave the Earth one for now, it irritates me somehow (the song, not the Earth!), and skip to Mars.

Rusty, dusty Mars

Sung by: Bill

Itís a red world out there,
But you shouldnít fear!
It is after Earth, and before Jupiter,
And it is no star!
Beyond this red globe,
Is a ring of fragmented stone.
But this red planet out there,
Bright red in the sky it does glare.
A rusty dusty world,
Around it curled,
Billowing storms of dust,
Completely obscuring the crust.
Covering, hiding from view,
But this isnít anything new.
For this is famous Marsí weather,
Look out above you!
The rusty dust does stir,
And the storms does purr,
On this warrior world,
Red pearled.
Rusty dusty Mars,
Rusty dusty Mars,
Rusty dusty Mars.

Cylinder
2004-Sep-24, 05:16 AM
Any idea what else rymes with lava?

According to the online rhyming dictionary (http://www.rhymer.com), alot:


a, allah, alma, alpha, alta, aqua, asia, asthma, aura, ayah, baba, balsa, beta, boa, bola, bona, brahma, broca, buddha, burma, bursa, bwana, centra, cha-cha, cheetah, china, chroma, chukka, circa, claustra, cobra, coca, cola, coma, comma, conga, contra, costa, cuba, dacha, dahlia, data, delta, dendra, derma, diva, dogma, donna, drachma, drama, era, extra, ezra, fauna, fellah, firma, flora, fonda, fuchsia, gala, gama, gamma, geisha, gemma, genre, georgia, ghana, goethe, greta, guava, gumma, henna, honda, hookah, huh, hula, hydra, ida, inca, infra, java, jonah, junta, jura, juxta, kafka, kama, kappa, karma, kava, kola, krishna, krona, krone, kwacha, lama, larva, lava, libra, lima, lingua, lira, llama, lyra, magma, magna, malta, mama, mamba, mamma, manna, mantra, mantras, matzo, maya, mecca, melba, mensa, mesa, mica, mitzvah, mocha, mora, mullah, myna, naphtha, nasa, nausea, noah, noma, nova, nucha, okra, ouija, ova, panda, papa, parka, parve, pasha, pasta, persia, pica, pinna, pinta, pizza, plasma, plaza, pleura, plica, pneuma, polka, prima, prussia, pukka, puma, puna, pupa, purdah, quota, raga, raja, rajah, retina, rhoda, rhumba, rosa, rota, ruga, rumba, russia, rya, sabra, saga, sagas, salsa, samba, sanka, santa, sarah, sauna, schema, scilla, sclera, scotia, scuba, senna, seta, sheila, sherpa, shiva, sigma, smegma, soda, sofa, soya, sparta, spatula, spectra, spica, sputa, squama, stagna, stanza, stigma, stoma, strata, stria, stroma, struma, sulfa, sulpha, supra, sura, sutra, tampa, terra, the, theta, tilde, toga, tonga, torah, torte, trauma, troika, tuba, tulsa, tuna, tundra, uh, ulna, ultra, umbra, ursa, vedanta, versa, via, villa, visa, vista, vita, viva, vodka, volga, volta, vulva, yoga, yucca, yuma, zebra, zeta

Notice the last entry there...maybe it's a sign?

Cylinder
2004-Sep-24, 05:26 AM
Just wonderfully bubbling pools oí lava,
And gentle pushes from the zeta.

One Day More
2004-Sep-24, 05:28 AM
[quote=NZborngal]Any idea what else rymes with lava?

According to the online rhyming dictionary (http://www.rhymer.com), alot:


Zeta snip!

Notice the last entry there...maybe it's a sign?

Lol! Actually, I think zeta is actually a greek letter. Checking...
Yup, according to http://dict.die.net/zeta/ it is the 6th letter in the Greek alphabet.[/i]

Cylinder
2004-Sep-24, 05:34 AM
I like Mars as well.

One Day More
2004-Sep-24, 06:28 AM
Shoemaker Levy 9

Sung by: Jade

Way, way back in 1994,
We had a celestial show in store.

For a comet,
Was goin' to land-

Crash into Jupiter
In July o' '94.

Broken into little debri,
By Jupiter's strong gravity.

Though they were like pebbles,
These sure didn't take chill pills!

For after they struck,
Jupiter was still in luck,

But upon its surface was a marking:
Brown as brown as brown can be!

The comet was Shoemaker Levy Nine:
It would be remembered through time-

As the comet that struck Jupiter,
Way, way back in 1994!

It all started July 16th in '94,
Back on Earth, it amazed all.

The last impactor impacted on the 21st,
But for more, do we thirst?

Long as it ainít gonna blow the planet apart,
Then we have nothing to worry about!

But Jupiter, that giant planet out there,
Can take a dozen comets without a care!

But way, way back then in 1994,
That celestial show had really flabbergasted all.

paulie jay
2004-Sep-25, 12:02 AM
As a songwriter I can honestly give these lyrics the thumbs up. There's wit to be forund here as well as info. I'd love to see some sheet music too :D

One Day More
2004-Sep-25, 01:47 AM
Thanks! Great to hear such good compliments about the lyrics. Before putting the next one up, however, I'm just going to wait and see what other comments there are before deciding to put the "Saturn" lyrics up.

One Day More
2004-Sep-27, 12:15 AM
Rings --finally Saturn! :D Hope you all like it. :)

Like a little childís merry-go-round,
On a nearby playground,
Saturnís rings travel around its planet,
Fragment by fragment by fragment.
Pandora and Prometheus
Holds the rings.
The Shepard moons,
So the rings, we never lose!
Jupiter has rings,
Uranus and Neptune on the wings,
But they arenít as breath taking,
And of those we donít think.
Saturn, the ringed world,
Their beauty unfurled,
By the voyager and pioneer probes,
From years ago!
This ringed world,
With rings unfurled,
Will take your breath away,
And from your memory never stray.

Andromeda321
2004-Sep-27, 02:36 AM
Wow these are great, keep them coming! :) I like the Saturn one the best so far, fyi...

Cylinder
2004-Sep-27, 02:46 AM
Great songs - super idea! Are you planning on subjecting these poor children to planet costumes as well? That would be cute. Great work. =D>

One Day More
2004-Sep-27, 02:53 AM
Great songs - super idea! Are you planning on subjecting these poor children to planet costumes as well? That would be cute. Great work. =D>

No way, not in this life! Or in this universe anyway...no pun intended. Nah, I'd rather sunbathe on Venus than have them wear planet costumes. I'd have them wear better costumes than that ;)

BTW, speaking of Venus, I fixed the 'die before summer' lyric to:

Wonderfully bubling pools o' magma,
and not so cool lakes of lava!

Cylinder
2004-Sep-27, 02:58 AM
That's cool. I hope I didn't sound too critical on that point. :)

One Day More
2004-Sep-27, 03:00 AM
That's cool. I hope I didn't sound too critical on that point. :)

No, not at all! I think it was a rather good point.

Cylinder
2004-Sep-27, 03:16 AM
Great. When you say years 7, 8 and 9 you mean the 7th year of school (for instance) as opposed to 7 year-olds, right?

One Day More
2004-Sep-27, 03:21 AM
Correct, Cylinder! Hope you won't mind me putting up the next song...

On Its Side

The seventh planet out there,
Sure has a strange flair.
For it does not spin like a top,
But somehow, long ago, did flop
On its side!
On its side!
Rolling along like a barrel,
On its side!
On its side!
Rolling along like a barrel.
With a tilt of 97 degrees,
Thatís more than a right angle if you please!
We only have theories,
Yet the mystery never does cease.
On its side!
On its side!
Rolling along like a barrel,
On its side!
On its side!
Rolling along like a barrel.
But something did flip it,
Was it a comet?
Or just a freak accident of nature,
That made it this way, simple and pure?
On its side!
On its side!
Rolls along like a wheel!
On its side!
On its side!
Rolls along like a wheel!
This strange tilt of Uranus,
Is truly this?
Yes, more than a right angle,
On its side, Uranus did fall.
On its side!
On its side!
Rolls along like a wheel!
On its side!
On its side!
Rolls along like a wheel!
On its side!
On its side!
Rolls along like a barrel!
On its side!
On its side!
Uranus it rolls along like a barrel,
On its side!
On its side.

One Day More
2004-Sep-28, 12:28 AM
The next song is Last gas giant my second fav in the first act. Wee note to BA: Would I be able to put the second act songs on a separate new thread?

Last Gas Giant
The last gas giant, oh,
The last gas giant, oh
The last gas giant is Neptune,
With famous Triton, its backwards moon.
But one great storm, aye,
But one great storm, aye,
But one great storm stands out,
The great dark spot without a doubt!
Voyager two found it first,
The storm-fit to burst!
But lately, ah,
But lately ah,
But lately the storm has gone,
From Neptune it has flown.
The great dark spot,
Was still a lot,
For the scientists back here,
At the pictures they still stare.

Over ten moons, oh,
Over ten moons, oh,
Over ten moons orbits blue Neptune.
All to be checked out soon.
Triton is spiralling in aye,
Triton is spiralling in aye,
Triton is spiralling in to its doom,
Splash into Neptune soon.
In at least ten million years,
But for old Neptune, no one fears.
The coldest place, ah,
The coldest place, ah,
The coldest place is Nereid,
On the outskirts the moon does sit.
Even the most powerful Ďscopes
Would fail your hopes:
For that moon will appear as a dot,
Which is not really a lot.
The last gas giant, oh,
The last gas giant, oh,
The last gas giant is Neptune.
The last gas giant oh,
The last gas giant oh,
The last gas giant is Neptune.
Blue Neptune.
The last gaseous world.

ToSeek
2004-Sep-28, 01:24 PM
I still want singing planets! ;)

One Day More
2004-Sep-28, 09:31 PM
I still want singing planets! ;)

Ah, but look down at this:


Nah, I'd rather sunbathe on Venus...

...than singing planets! ;)

paulie jay
2004-Sep-29, 12:16 AM
I loved On It's Side! You've really got a knack for witty and pert lyrics :D

One Day More
2004-Sep-29, 12:32 AM
Mysterious World

A mysterious world lies, the last,
No more planets as we know lie past:
Pluto, the double planet,
Just, by the sun, barely lit.
Our star there is just a bright star,
For Pluto, the mysterious world lies far.
Rightly named after the god of Hades,
Any hope of life there instantly fades.
Pluto, the runaway freezer;
And I am no liar!
Temperatures down to negative two-five-six,
Close to that, the cold weather sticks.
For twenty years,
Pluto changes gears.
Becoming the eighth,
And Neptune-ninth.
The twenty years ended in 1999,
That year, back to ninth planet, it did resign.
Pluto, Hades.
Pluto, pet of Disneyís.
Pluto, mysterious.
Pluto, mysterious.
What an unsolved mystery it is:
Pluto.

By the way, I'm gonna put the lyrics up for Earth after I have put up the Act Two songs (I know...it shows that I hate that song somehow! :evil: )

One Day More
2004-Sep-29, 03:12 AM
A new post for a new act :) I didn't add the first song Universe Reprise because it is basically a rehash of the Universe song with a verse or two omitted. That leaves six songs left in the second act (not counting "Save Our Planet" which is the one left to the end). Actually, five songs, because the end song, Solar System Medley is pretty much a rehash of samples of all the songs from Act one, excluding Universe. The songs you'll see next are:
Oh, they keep on comin'
Voyager Two
Future
Changing Views
And then Save Our Planet which belongs in Act One. Here comes the song!

Oh, they keep on cominí through

Oh, they keep on cominí through,
Hurtling towards us they do,
Through the atmosphere of Earth,
For all they are worth!
Streaking with suprising grace,
To the surface they do race.
Oh, they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí through!
What are meteorites you say?
Well just get out of their way!
For they reach the surface of the planet,
Just hope that it wasnít a huge comet!
They could be devastating to the world,
At the dinosaurs, one mightíve been hurled.
For meteorites, they make it to the ground or sea,
From it, youíll have to be quick to flee.
Oh, they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí through!
But meteors, for a start,
Do not, for very long, last.
Commonly known as the shooting star,
But they ainít a star by far!
For they are tiny rocks that burn,
As they, through the atmosphere, cruise.
Making a brief show,
Enitire cast or solo.
Oh, they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí
Oh they keep on cominí through!

One Day More
2004-Sep-30, 11:42 PM
Voyager Two
Launched long ago in the 1970s,
This robot set out onto the solar systemís seas.
Watched keenly by all on Earth,
To see what info it could serve.
This robotic little guyís predecessors
Unlike this one, imaged not Neptune or Uranus.
For this was Voyager Two,
Which checked out the giants through Ďní through.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as well;
This spacecraft became our robotic pal!
Humankindís previous view of our solar system,
Was banished from the new millenium.
It got close and personal to Jupiter,
And photographed its red stormer.
The great red spot was startling
At such close proximity!
And, oh, those rings of Saturn,
Into your mind they really burn!
All got gobsmacked by Miranda,
Uranusí most jigsaw-like moon by far!
Found a moon here, and another there,
But at Miranda we still, in bewilderment, stare.
But soon Voyager said ďSee ya!Ē
And gravity whipped the robot far.
At Neptune it spied Nereid,
And Triton, its orbit backward.
We loved Neptune better you know,
It does have a better show!
Winds up to two thousand kís an hour,
It was not Uranusí bland weather by far!
But Voyager is gone, never to return,
But a lot, we sure did learn!
But soon it was time to farewell her,
The gleaned info we will remember.

Cylinder
2004-Oct-01, 10:11 AM
Still great - especially the Voyager song. You could also mention in there that the Voyagers are still out there phoning it home. 8)

rleyland
2004-Oct-01, 09:27 PM
I still want singing planets! ;)

Ah, but look down at this:


Nah, I'd rather sunbathe on Venus...

...than singing planets! ;)

Have you also checked out http://www.bigbangband.biz/

These are folks from the Sonoma County Astronomy Society and Robert Ferguson Observtory (my local clubs).


Kepp up the good stuff, if it motivates kids it's all good!

cheers,
Robbo

One Day More
2004-Oct-09, 03:49 AM
Zodiac
Aries the Ram,
Taurus the Bull,
Gemini the Twins,
Cancer the Crab,
Leo the Lion,
Virgo the Maiden,
Libra the Scales,
Scorpio, the Scorpion,
Sagittarius, the Archer,
Capricorn, the sea-goat,
Aquarius the water bearer,
Pisces the fish.
Aries the ram,
His name ainít Sam!
Taurus the bull,
He isnít a fool!
Gemini the twins,
Held to the sky with pins.
Cancer the Crab,
At your toe, wonít grab.
Leo the Lion,
Amongst the stars he is hidden.
Virgo the Maiden,
For a guy, she is waitiní!
Libra the Scales,
Its balance never fails.
Scorpio the Scorpion,
Though it never does sting!
Sagittarius the Archer,
Ready to fire with power.
Capricorn the sea-goat,
The strangest thing the sky does boast.
Aquarius the water bearer,
Though his water never drips far.
Pisces the fish,
Right on the zodiacís main dish!

It repeats the first part, so I'm just cutting off that part to avoid a repetition.

Future
The sun rises each and every morning,
The birds, oh they sweetly sing!
The sun is one big ball of flame,
The other stars, though far, are the same!
But our Sun wonít last forever,
But, neither does any other star.

For five billion years Sol has shone,
And larger and hotter it had grown.
Burning Mercury and Venus,
But we are safe where Earth is.
Until that day,
So they say,
The sun becomes too hot,
And we wonít like Earth a lot.

For even this Sun we know and take for granted,
Eventually would become red and magnified.
Gulping Mercury, yes (does it taste nice?)
And slurping up Venus (its complete with a sulphur-flavoured coating!),
But it isnít being greedy (no, not by far!),
But is just burning more ĎHeí (thatís Helium if you didnít know!).

After some time as a Red Giant,
It then will shrink, bit by bit.
Then become a bright Supernova-
Brighter than our entire galaxyís stars put together.
But will probably be abandoned by humankind at any rate,
And our dear Sun left to its eventual fate.
When itís a white dwarf
All thatís left is a core.

Then itíll drag the remains of our System,
Which all will bear with him
We couldnít ever go back,
Cause now we lack,
Our dear home planet-the Earth,
For it had been thrown in to the hearth.
But donít worry, dearest child,
It may seem scary and wild,
But it wonít happen in your life or mine,
But happen in a long time.

The sun rises each and every morning,
The birds, oh they sweetly sing!
The sun is one big ball of flame,
The other stars, though far, are the same!
But our Sun wonít last forever,
But, neither does any other star.

One Day More
2004-Nov-08, 05:46 AM
So sorry for that delay bigger than the distance from here to the moon! :oops: School, school, school...so much harder with all those exams (practices a melodramatic sigh) :(
Anyway, here's the last song you'll see of Act Two, before Save Our Planet

Changing Views

It has been in history, legend and myth,
How we have viewed this blue Earth,
From era to era in history,
From word to word in a story.

Atlas, he carried the world upon his shoulder,
And took it on his back forever.
That was according to the Greeks anyway,
But that Atlas, with us, he does stay.
For a map is, after him, an atlas,
And to each corner, guides us.

Then there were those who said the Earth is flat,
The sailors took this aboard as a true, honest fact.
Afraid of falling off the edge of the Earth,
And knew theyíd scream for all theyíre worth!
Thanks to Christopher Colombus,
We know this is just ridiculous!

It has been in history, legend and myth,
How we have viewed this blue Earth,
From era to era in history,
From word to word in a story.

Of course everything goes around our planet,
How could you not think nothing doesnít?
A telescope was all it took,
At Jupiter, a little look.
Weíve got the man to thank,
Though some did say his theory stank.

But now we know the Sun is in the middle,
And around it orbits Earth and all.
The stars arenít diamonds or jewellery,
But are light years away you see.
The sun is not special, really,
How much life can there be?
Or how many other Earths out there,
Just hidden away in a starís glare.

It has been in history, legend and myth,
How we have viewed this blue Earth,
From era to era in history,
And from word to word in a story.

One Day More
2005-Feb-03, 08:13 AM
Solar System Medley

I just delayed the last song to keep everyone wondering! *Ducks, hides in Mexico. Will come back soon.*

At the sun, never stare,
but truly, there's something there.
It's a small world that's hidden-
but it's not sittin!
For there lies Mercury,
which you'll almost never see.
Always close to the sun,
but being blinded is no fun.
But Mercury is first place here-
though hidden in the sun's glare!
For Mercury is first place,
around our star it does race!
Overcast Today,
Yet Again,
and rain too yeah-
but not as we know it here.
For on Venus,
rain is sulfuric acid!
Just wonderfully corrosive weather,
if you want to set foot there.
Over cast Today,
Yet Again,
High Temperatures today,
yet again,
and high atmospheric pressure today
yet again.
This is Venus' weather:
Overcast today, yet again.
Recycle please!
Save our planet.
Save the animals,
save our world.
Plant a tree,
save our planet.
Hug a treee,
save our world.
Read a book-don't watch tv all day long,
save our planet.
Fix that leaking tap,
save our world.
Kill the litterbug in you,
save our planet.
Know all about conservation,
save our planet.
It's a red world out there,
but you shouldn't fear:
It is after Earth, and before Jupiter,
and it is no star.
A rusty dusty world,
and around it curled:
billowing storms of dust
completely obscuring the crust.
Hear the dust start to stir,
and the battles begin to incur,
On this warrior world,
red pearled.
Rusty dusty Mars!
Way, way back in 1994,
We had a celestial show in store.
For a comet,
Was goin' to land-
Crash into Jupiter
In July o' '94.
The comet was Shoemaker Levy Nine:
It would be remembered through time-
As the comet that struck Jupiter,
Way, way back in 1994!
Like a little childís merry-go-round,
On a nearby playground,
Saturnís rings travel around its planet,
Fragment by fragment by fragment.
Jupiter has rings,
Uranus and Neptune on the wings,
But they arenít as breath taking,
And of those we donít think.
This ringed world,
With rings unfurled,
Will take your breath away,
And from your memory never stray.
The seventh planet out there,
Sure has a strange flair.
For it does not spin like a top,
But somehow, long ago, did flop
On its side!
On its side!
Rolling along like a barrel,
On its side!
On its side!
On its side!
Rolls along like a wheel!
Uranus it rolls along like a barrel,
On its side!
The last gas giant, oh,
The last gas giant, oh
The last gas giant is Neptune,
With famous Triton, its backwards moon.
Over ten moons, oh,
Over ten moons, oh,
Over ten moons orbits blue Neptune.
The last gas giant, oh,
The last gas giant, oh
The last gas giant is Neptune.
Blue Neptune.
The last gaseous world.
A mysterious world lies, the last,
No more planets as we know lie past:
Puto, the double planet,
just by the sun, barely lit.
Our star there is just a bright star,
for Pluto, the mysterious world, lies far.
Pluto Hades.
Pluto pet of disney's.
Pluto mysterious.
Pluto mysterious.

One Day More
2011-Jan-03, 02:58 AM
I've been looking back at this, and 1/4 of the time, I'm staring bug-eyed wondering what made me think the lyrics were any good. And the other 3/4 is either eye-rolling (painfully) or gagging at my pretentious statements in my posts. Probably everyone who has posted in here have long forgotten this, which is a good thing, since I'm performing major reconstructive surgery on the songs, which aren't even going to be part of a fully fledged "musical", but as part of an educational music CD about the Solar System and beyond. I would put up the all-new, improved lyrics up here, but I would be worried about someone copying the lyrics and taking them as their own (kinda ironic considering the old lyrics are up there for everyone to see!) Since I'm on my studybreak and in the process of preparing for a BIG move from Dunedin to Christchurch, this will give me plenty of time to do a full face transplant of many of the songs, some of which have already been kicked out anyway.

Of course, since Pluto's no longer a planet, but a dwarf planet, that does put a clincher on the Pluto thing. Probably the best thing to do is make a whole new song about how it once was a planet (When I was your age... ;)) Looks like I was about fifteen or sixteen last time, so now I'm 22 and much more mature than back then.

Strange
2011-Jan-03, 12:05 PM
Looks like I was about fifteen or sixteen last time, so now I'm 22 and much more mature than back then.

That's what you think now. Just wait another 10 years :)

jfribrg
2011-Jan-03, 04:40 PM
Welcome back NZBorngal!!! I wondered whatever happened to you and your musical. I figured you went on to college and beyond and didn't have any time to spare with us nobodies on BAUT (or was it still the BABB when you did your musical?). Don't worry about the quality of your work from your teen years. I look back an laugh some of the stuff I did when I was in my 30's (and I was in my 30's before you in your teens). If we cringe at the quality of our work back then, that means that we've continued to learn new things in the interim and that's a good thing.

BTW, you'll need to get New Horizons into the rhyme scheme, even if its destination is no longer a planet. Maybe Pluto can be your plot device. "All of the other planets always used to call him names (like dwarf). They never let poor Pluto join in any planetary games" until Pluto saves the day by intercepting Nibiru.

Just an idea....