"Robert Onion" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Robert leads me into thought
Onion layers wait for you
Bounty of eternal fields

Every muscle knot I feel
Robert tell me what to do
Tell exactly what you're not, yeah

Tails pushing grand whales
Heads hope to have the stuff
Each flag had no sail

Can you believe enough?
And though Diana calls to you
She will never never yield
Every siren has her spot

Four hundred million
Oh that was very far
Robert sweet Onion

Makes me feel so tired
Another layer and layers and layer, oh no
Robert can you find your way?
Show me the way to come

Zugzwang got me in a way
Under my opposing thumb
Brandishing my shield

Robert leads me into thought
Into the dimming blue
Nowhere in this world

For this old Jack-Tar
Three cheers for Robert
To the cinnabar one ponders

Layers and layers and layers and
Layers and layers and layers and
Layers and layers and layers and
Layers and layers and layers and

Robert, Robert, Robert

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"Robert Onion" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentEach line's first letter spells out ROBERT THE CASE FOR MARS ZUBRIN.

    Robert Zubrin wrote a book called "The Case for Mars" which proposes that humans colonize the red planet.

    The actual lyrics of the song seem to express interest in the idea of human travel to Mars. The siren Diana is probably the moon, as Diana is the godess of the moon.

    The first words of the last stanza combine to form FOUR THREE TWO ONE. A countdown for launch...
    drosson February 13, 2006   Link

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