March 17, 2008

Song for Exoplanetologists

Planet-HunterPlanet-hunting can be boring at times, so I thought i'd dedicate a song for lonely exoplanetologists out there. Here's Rocky Took A Lover by Bell X1 for those who take on the hard research, the difficult task of looking at numbers, and the mind-numbing experience of analyzing data, and for those who often experience the lonely feeling of gazing at the stars alone in the night. The song has honest lyrics, totally human, and I think the video fits well for Astronomers who need a little romance. The song is just plain perfect for Exoplanetologists, too. Viktor Frankl said that "What is to give light must endure burning", so for those who endure the burning hardship to enlighten us with knowledge of the stars and planets, here's a song for you:

Rocky Took A Lover
Bell X1

He said 'I wanna shine in the eye of Orion
But I drove my soul through the Black Hole!'
She said 'What a wonderful way to wake me
You weren't so nice last night
You're such an asshole when you're drunk'
He said 'At least I'm OK in the mornings'

He said 'The three wise men came a long way
Following that pin hole in the sky
Yeah that one right there'
She said 'I don't believe in any old Jesus
If there was a God, then why is my arse
The perfect height of kicking?'

He said 'I'll shine for you, I'll burn for you
Yea I'll shine for you, that's what I'll do'

He said 'They're like headlights
In the rear view mirror
They're closer that they seem
And from this gutter we're still staring at the stars'
She said 'Would ya go away and shite
Last night all you did was curse those stars
You said they sang to you of hope'

He said 'The sun gives life, and it takes it away
But like all the greats, it'll burn out someday'
She said 'I don't mind, I don't want to get bored
I don't want to end up beached on this shore
I want to be that star'

And then I'll shine for you. Then I'll burn for you.
Then I can shine for you. That's what I'll do

And for those who Rock, below is a 'Rocky' version of the song.

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