Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

The Cold, Cold Sun

At Marcon, I got an idea for a song and wrote a chorus for it, which is safely tucked away in my songbook waiting to see if it gets completed. I also got an idea for another song, which I started a couple of days ago and finished up tonight.

I must now go pat the other song on the head and let it know that I haven't forgotten it and that Daddy still loves it. :)

In the meantime, here's the song that is actually finished.

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2010

The Cold, Cold Sun

Summer came and man arose,
A story everybody knows.
And in the lands that glaciers fled,
The farmers learned and kept us fed
And life was quite sublime
In the land of endless summertime.
For summer meant that seasons came
And went and came again
And man forgot that summer had to end.

The cold, cold sun,
Not bright enough to keep the ice away.
Now winter wants to come to stay.
He’s not the guest I’d choose.
To avoid the blues,
Set mirrors orbiting on high
To catch the light and amplify
So the long, long summer will go on
And we’ll keep on having fun
‘Neath the cold, cold sun.

Then came the day we had to learn
What happens when the cycle turns.
The axis wobbles in its spin,
The sun is just a little dim,
And in the northern clime
New snows won’t melt in summertime.
The glacier’s marching south again
To try to steal the homes of men
And bring our long, long summer to an end.

Mirrors bloom in orbit like bright flowers,
Daisies whose warm center is the sun.
The glaciers tried to take the land that’s ours,
But now we’ve got the glaciers on the run.

We’ve tamed the fire, it will suffice
To drive away the marching ice
And on this world that gave us birth,
We’ve saved all life from Snowball Earth,
Arriving just in time
To rescue the long summertime.
And as we watch our mirrors dance,
We look out at the stars
And dream of endless summertime on Mars.

(Chorus twice)

The cold, cold sun.
The cold, cold sun.
Tags: cons, filk, lyrics, musings

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