Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Dreams of Distant Lights

I don't know if I'll be able to sing this song this weekend (ribbit!), but posting it here makes a nice backup in case United decides to misplace my luggage. :)

Sleep little baby and dream of a shooting star
That streaks cross the sky in the middle of the night.
To shine for a moment, it traveled so very far
To give up its life in a bright flash of light.
Out past the shooting stars, the planets still shine,
Orbiting there as they're tracing the line
Across heaven's face as they're waiting for you
And waiting for dreams to come true.

Dream of a spaceship to carry you there
Out far from the place you were born.
A thin coat of steel and a bubble of air
Are an armor that's gratefully worn.
Out from the Earth, past the Moon, out past Mars,
Searching for worlds that are nothing like ours.
Past asteroids, cruising for planets with rings
And remembering the words that your old Daddy sings.

Sleep little baby and dream of a distant light
That shines in the sky and is so far away.
Dream of it rising as sunlight dispelling night
And dream of the light of an alien day.
Dream of a world that is waiting for you,
A billion years old and still shiny and new.
And Daddy will love you wherever you roam
And I'll meet you when you're coming home.

And I'll meet you when you're coming home.
Tags: cons, filk, kids, lyrics, musings

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