Thursday, 15 January 2009

We Do These Things

Track 1 from the album Letters to Cyril Connolly.

So we made it to the pad Wednesday morning
We could make some history or we'll die
I can see my family on the horizon
Counting down until they tell us to fly
We do these things
Not because they are easy
But because they are hard
Looking back we see a jewel in the darkness
Everything that ever happened, happened there
We're the only people with this understanding
Better make it back okay so we can share
Take the Eagle out to play on the Monday
It's so ugly when you see it up close
Walter Cronkite can't believe what he's seeing
And the baseball game has stopped to applaud