RonO (rono_60103) wrote,

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Songs of Deep Space Lament

This afternoon, my iPod served up in the course of an hour or so two different songs that have a theme, more or less, of the lament of a deep space traveler.

First up was Queen's "39" -- in which the protagonist returns to Earth after a long voyage near light speed only to meet up with his girlfriend's granddaughter.

A while later (with perhaps one full or partial album in between -- A Night at the Opera is only a partial album in my iTunes library) it started playing filkertom's Tom Smith And His Digital Acoustic ... (Sorry billroper, I don't recall the whole title, and that is as far as the iPod display shows) which features the song "Starlight and Saxophone" in which a crewmember on night watch on a deep space vessel laments leaving both his girlfriend and saxophone behind for the journey.

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