"Mission (A World Record)" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
For many days we traveled from a distant place and time,
To reach a place they call the planet Earth,
There was to be a celebration,
On the mission of the sacred heart

The planet Earth from way up there is beautiful and blue
And floating softly through a rainbow,
But when you touch down things look different here,
At the mission of the sacred heart

Watching all the days roll by
Who are you and who am I?
How's life on Earth?

(Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth)

On a dirty worn-out sidewalk, sits a mother with a baby,
In her vale of tears she sees no rainbow
And someone's singing from a window
In the mission of the sacred heart

Watching all the days roll by
Who are you and who am I?
How's life on Earth?

(Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth)

And when the stars above,
Lay hazy fingers down on me

(Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth)

There's a building on a corner, in a city, in a land,
On a place they call the planet Earth,
My orders are to sit here and watch the world go by,
From the mission of the sacred heart

Watching all the days roll by
Who are you and who am I?
How's life on Earth?
What is it worth?


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"Mission (A World Record)" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    Song MeaningAdvanced civilizations and most certainly, God, stare down on us sentient, unenlightened beings, and make the conscious decision not to interfere in our troubled lives. They have the ability to intervene, but, keep with the original mission of creation, and study us from a distance, all-the-while they are in-awe of the beauty and complexity of what it is to be human. One street-level person is in peril, while another is singing from his/her lofty position in society. The disparity of life on Earth is tragic, yet beautiful; thus our lives are worth analyzing and reflecting-upon, and seen by God and advanced societies as a very 'sacred' thing.
    StevenPascalion November 28, 2014   Link

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