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I'm all burned out about space junk

1 Apr 2018, 01:08 UTC
I'm all burned out about space junk
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My Twitter colleague @misosusanowa alerted me to this Devo song from Q. Are we not men? A. We are Devo. It was written in 1976, and released in 1978, the same year that a USSR Kosmos satellite re-entered over the forests of northern Canada, spewing nuclear fuel as it broke up. One year later, of course, the re-entry of Skylab caused a global sensation.Well, she was walking all aloneDown the street in the alleyHer name was SallyI never touched her, she never saw itWhen she was hit by space junkWhen she was hit by space junkWhen she was hit by space junk'In New York, Miami beachHeavy metal fell in CubaAngola, Saudi ArabiaOn Christmas eve', said NORADA Soviet Sputnik hit AfricaIndia, Venezuela, in Texas, KansasIt's falling fast, Peru tooIt keeps coming, it keeps coming, it keeps comingAnd now I'm mad about - space junkI'm all burned out about - space junkWalk and talk about - space junkIt smashed my baby's head - space junkAnd now my Sally's dead - space junkIt's not a happy song, it has to be said. However, space junk hardly ever hits people or property, so poor Sally was extremely unlucky. Or perhaps she was unlucky in ...

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