Song for Gene

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I wrote this at Giant Eagle while Trump was being inaugurated. I felt over-caffeinated and hungover, the broadcast on the TV felt ominous, and my girls were playing. The week before, the last astronaut to walk the moon, passed away. RIP Gene Cernan.

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The stars are real oh the stars
are my home
It's not just some idea I made up
On my own
I navigate by the stars in the sky
The stars will be home until I die
Til I Die
Til I die

Noone left who walked on the moon
Noone left who walked on the moon
Darkness falling at the break of noon

And if you think you're something that
You're not
Mistake a painting
For mirror
Waves wash away your scribbles now
In the sand
Raise a glass and watch it all disappear

Noone left who walked on the moon
Noone left who walked on the moon
Darkness falling at the break of noon

Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon
Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon
Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon
Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon

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from Hebdomadal Songs 2017, released January 1, 2017

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