Part of a my sci fi novel My Spaceship Calls Out to Me. The main character is a singer, and I wrote verses for the songs she sings in the story. We’ve put several of these to music. Links in each title to the song in Soundcloud.
A tribute to Elton John’s “Rocket Man”
Hey, hi, watch me kiss the sky
As I long for Earth, watch me cry.
When I’m far from home,
when I’ve crossed all space
where I know no-one, no familiar face
I still think of you, waiting back at home
Are you wondering now, when I’ll ever come?
Yes, I dream of you. Will you wait for me?
As I yearn for you, do you think of me?
When I kiss the sky, it is such a high
but far from the love, I see in your eyes.
So, when I kiss the sky, and leap the moon
I wonder why. Yes I wonder why.
Will I see you soon?
I wonder why. I wonder why.
Stop smiling now. Don’t make me cry.
Can’t see the stars, looking through my tears.
The glory of the heavens, just a teary smear.
When I kiss the sky,
and leap far past the moon
I wonder why. With a tear in my eye,
will I see you soon?
Credits: This music is all-Marin. Mike Van Horn in San Rafael wrote the lyrics; Troy Lush, the composer, is in Nicasio; Mari Mack, a blues singer in Mill Valley, does the vocals; and Christopher Krotky in Fairfax produced them.