“Points On The Space Age”
This is the music of greater transition
To the inevitable space age
The music of the past will be just as tiny in the world of the future
As earth itself is in the vast reach of outer space
Outer space is big and real and compelling
And the music which represents it must be likewise
The music of the future is already developed
But the minds of the people of earth must be prepared to accept it
The isolated earth age is finished
And all the music which represents only the past
Is for museums of the past and not for
The moving panorama of the outer spaceite program.
The Space Age cannot be avoided.
The greater future is the age of the Space Prophet,
The scientific airy-minded second man:
The prince of the power of the air.
The air is music.
The music is power.
Imagination is a magic carpet
Upon which we may soar
To distant lands and climes
And even go beyond the moon
To any planet in the sky.
If we came from nowhere here
Why can’t we go somewhere there?
I’m gonna unmask the Batman
And lookout Robin, ain’t nothing you can do.
If you don’t lookout, I’m gonna unmask you too
Can’t you see the expression of my face
I’m gonna do what the joker couldn’t do
I’m gonna unmask the Batman.
The Satellites are spinning
A better say is breaking
Great happiness is spending
The planet Earth awakening
The satellites are spinning
A better dawn is breaking
The galaxies are waiting
For planet Earth’s awakening.
We sing this song to a great tomorrow
We sing this song to abolish sorrow …
—Sun Ra, 1973
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