When I was 3, my mother said to me
Eat up your greens and say your grace
While on TV they put a dog in space
And left her there... you shoulda seen her face

When I was 5, the dream was still alive
And Walter Cronkite said: "One day we'll earn our daily bread
Conducting things in outer space"
But still on earth I thrive... and you pretend I'm not alive


And walk by with my substitute
While I fasten the oxygen valve
On my space suit

When I was 8, we shared a cloakrack - it was great
And I pretended I had so much on my plate
I had a speech to write, about moonshot trajectory
And during phonics class, perfected my delivery


Now the band's playing "Hail to the Chief"
While my capsule's out floating by some
Tropical reef

all the experts can agree on

regarding your motives
in the cape canaveral crash...
is that they know nothing

it puzzles me so...
it puzzles me so...
it puzzles me so...

Now I'm full grown, and I've a spacecraft of my own
But there you sit, still upon your Earthly throne
Hey darling, throw this space-pup a bone
Don't touch that dial, don't hang up that phone

Band's playin' hail to the chief

It puzzles me so...

Don't hang up that phone


Lyrics submitted by ShiverForMe


Laika song meanings
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    My InterpretationIt's obvious that the Laika in question is the Russian cosmonaut, the first mammal to ever be in Orbit, a dog named Laika. She's mentioned in the song's first verse.
    But as for the rest of the song, it seems like a snapshot of late 50's or early 60's life, looked at through the lens of space exploration and future visions. It seems a little all over the place though. I can't figure out what the "I have a spacecraft of my own" verse is a reference to, but Moxy Fruvous was never above putting lyrics together just because they had a nice ring to em.
    LemurMasteron February 06, 2009   Link

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