By Stan White & Lou Porzilli
We travel at the speed of light
In suspended animation
Crossing solar systems to the colonies.
Bringing supplies for the new frontier.
I left my family far behind.
See the glory in my eyes.
If there’s no going back to the past,
I’ll travel to the future on a one way trip.
It takes forty- five years just to get to the star
Of the colony calling in need.
By the time I get back, you won’t be here,
‘Though I won’t even age a year.
I only see my home in hundred year jumps.
I’m lucky if anyone’s there.
When I touch down, I’m a man from the past.
A freak that you see, maybe once in your life,
Once in your life, gather near.
I guess I’ll never know what I could have been
If we’d stayed in our own time on Earth,
But, there’s no going back, so I might as well
See how it all comes out in the end.
Billy and Crew:
And we’ll say hello to your grandchildren’s grandchildren.
Say goodbye to you.