Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Weekend Away

The new guitar and I have written a song. It's been a while...

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2019

Weekend Away

The stars come out for dreamers and you’ve got to hear the call.
It’s a melody reminding you that Earth is much too small
With a cold and crystal vision of a universe that’s wide.
And if I had a starship, I would take you for a ride
On a weekend journey to the other side.

You’ve got to find a place that’s dark to see the stars by night.
The city lights are much too bright and always win the fight.
I remember when we stood once high beside a mountain road
Where the air was cold and clear and thin and the Milky Way just glowed.
And the stars came out to greet us shining like a million jewels,
Twinkling there like diamonds in the sky.
And I would steal that sky for you, be breaking all the rules,
But we’re gonna have to find a way to fly.

Let’s climb aboard our starship, ‘cause you’ve got to take a chance.
You’ve got to leave the Earth behind to see the stars go dance.
The galaxy keeps turning and the spiral’s deep and wide.
Let’s turn our face to outer space and set out for a ride.
And the stars are so much brighter when you make a warp drive run,
Looking forward toward a world of blue.
And as we look behind us to see our fading sun,
I’m glad that I could take this trip with you.

We’re flying to the future when we pass the speed of light,
‘Cause the light that we are seeing will not reach the Earth tonight.
Sirius is not much changed and Rigel’s still aglow,
But Betelgeuse is cutting loose – that thing is gonna blow!
There’s only so much time before we have to turn around.
Only so much time when we can roam.
But we can dream a dream about a course that’s outward bound
And dream another course that leads us home.

On a weekend journey to the other side.
Tags: filk, home, lyrics, musings

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