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Moonbase-One


Moonbase-One - was written in 1980, only 8 years after the final Apollo mission to the moon and as the Space Shuttle missions were getting ready to launch - everyone believed we were going to set up a base on the Moon in the next couple of decades.

In the move '2001: A Space Odyssey' they were living on the Moon in Clavius Base which was established around 1999 (in the 1968 book).

What would that be like, with regular trips to the Moon, staying at the Lunar Hilton, breathing purified air and traveling on to Mars instead of the pollution and unrest of Earth?

 
 

Moonbase-One

Well it’s good to be back on moon base-one
I’ve been to Earth and it’s not much fun
But now I’m here I have to say
I’m really sorry that I went away.

The streets are crammed with garbage cans
The smog’s so thick it slows the fans
And people fight to stop the war
While the president's men keep the score (but)

Chorus:
Life here is just a dream
The view is great and the water’s clean
And I don’t think I’ll be going down again.
No motor cars no crowded bars
Next weekend I’m going to Mars
You know it beats a holiday in Spain.

Late at night when they cut the lights
And the boys come in from the Shuttle flights
We grab a drink and have a 'smoke' or two
And watch the Earth going down so blue.

The lunar scenes are something strange
All the greys and greens of the mountain range
I can’t tell the thrill it brings
I wouldn’t trade it for anything (‘cause)

Chorus:
Life here is just a dream
The view is great and the water’s clean
And I don’t think I’ll be going down again.
No motor cars no crowded bars
Next weekend I’m going to Mars
you know it beats a holiday in Spain.

Kazoo break

Chorus:
Life here is just a dream
The view is great and the water’s clean
And I don’t think I’ll be going down again.
No motor cars no crowded bars
Next weekend I’m going to Mars
you know it beats a holiday in Spain.

And I'm not going down again...


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus

 
 

Credits:
- Jay... Acoustic nylon guitar, Lead Vocal, Backing Vocals, Kazoo, DMX drum programming, MC-202 Bass sequencer programming, and live Casio MT-30 keyboard.
- Ken Handley... wrote the original Bass line that was programmed by Jay.

Jay Notes:
- The Kazoo was used really as a temporary fill in because the real plan was to have 50's and 60's TV host Bobby Limb play the Kazoo parts and lead break because he was an excellent saxophonist.

- The style was heavily influenced by The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band which was an early fave of mine.

 
 
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