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'Some people don't worry, baby': Skylab blues and space junk anxiety

25 Sep 2018, 00:06 UTC
'Some people don't worry, baby': Skylab blues and space junk anxiety
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I do love the music inspired by the re-entry of the US space station Skylab in 1979. This one is by Grimsdell, a person or band about which I can find out almost nothing. Like several other space junk songs, it is rather grim, focusing on junk falling on people and houses. Skylab is almost drawn into some kind of karmic economy - it is coming for YOU, as if the guilty will die and the virtuous be saved. Or perhaps it's that virtue won't save you, and this is what's most frightening. Be apathetic, like the couch-potato Coors-sippers, or don't; it won't matter when the end comes.You could also say that Skylab here is just a metaphor here for a general apocalypse, standing in for nuclear devastationThey say Skylab's fallin' out of the skyThey say some people may have to dieCould fall on my house, could fall on yoursSome people don't worry babyThey just sit back, watch TV, sip on their CoorsBut each day now that passes byDeath and destruction come closer from the skyThey say it'll rain tons of scientific trashThe camera vault, a one mile-crater it'll mashOne supersonic bolt or one supersonic screwMay be fallin' out of ...

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