Song Name: Apollo 13

Songwriter: Andrea Bannert

Copyright: 2011

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Lyrics:

Apollo 13
(Text & Music: Andrea Bannert)

1. They built up a road to the sky,
the moon so close to get there.
Scientists got their heavenly dancers,
and you were offered immortality.

Refrain:
These are the laws of physics,
on your voyage to worlds.
You - frailness of flesh and skin and bones,
wrapped in only blueprints and hope.
If all goes well, you shall fly,
like a butterfly bolted to a bullet.
If not your only grave shall be,
schlieren lines across a shocked sky, shocked sky.

2. To strangers your death beautiful,
like fireworks and metal tears,
burning, blasting, luminous,
to those who knew you: grief!

Refrain

Bridge:
Trust your body, it needs to fly.
It is wind against wind,
cloud over cloud,
sky beyond sky…
And no one will care for your lost dreams…

Refrain
If all goes well, you will fly,
like a butterfly bolted to a bullet.
If not your only grave will be,
schlieren lines across a shocked sky, shocked sky.

Outro: And no one will care,
for your lost dreams,
stand by…