and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns

Elvis sang that
and ever since i've been young
I've had a dream about going into space
lying there in the darkness and staring down
watching continents drift by and come round again
drift by and come round again

I always want to launch myself from space and dive down
through the atmosphere through the clouds and the air
and swoop over the heads of people walking and shopping and talking
in moscow or paris or rome
or wherever

I'd be moving so fast I'd just have time to see their astonished faces
before i was off again
back off to my space base
which could be anything really
an asteroid a moon or a spaceship
it's never been that clearly defined in my dreams

but its not important
just to be in space would be the important thing
just to be in space would be the important thing

and I've spoken to lots of people about my desire to go to space
and they think it's stupid
they say things like
what about the training?
I hear its very hard
I say hard? hard my arse!
a couple of assault courses and a maths test
a piece of piss
I've suffered worse than that
I've suffered much worse than that

sometimes I wonder what's wrong with people
i think they've gone simultaneously soft or stupid
or they're living in fear
but I dunno why
there's nothing to fear about space
space is brilliant
space is brilliant

and I've told people
I'd pay a million pounds to go to space
which is true
I'd pay a million pounds or more to go for an hour
or even half an hour
although a day would be better
a day in space
that would be something
a day in space
that would be something

and I speak to people sometimes
and I ask them
well what would you do if you had a million pounds?
if you wouldn't take it to space what would you do with it?
they say I dunno
buy a house or a car
maybe take a holiday somewhere
"a holiday where?" I ask them
oh spain, egypt
see the pyramids maybe
see the pyramids maybe

when they say this to me I look at them
I look them straight in the eye
and I wait for just a few seconds
just so they know what i'm going to say is going to be important
what I'm going to say is going to be important
and then I say
what better place could you go to than space?
what's a better holiday than that?
think about lying there when your a hundered
a hundred and ten or whatever
looking back on your life and thinking
well what did I actually do
what did I actually achieve
"oh I saw the pyramids"
big deal!
you can apparently see those from space anyway
you can see all the rest of the blue and green globe twisting and turning below you
you can see the sun lighting up the moon
you can feel the stars shining down upon your back

you dont get that in egypt
and you don't get that at the pyramids
and you don't get that by pissing away your million pounds on something
that everyone else can do if they save up long enough

and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns
and the world turns
elvis sang that


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