Greek Fire

from Let It Rust by Akrasia

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Greek Fire
(Danylo)

Twelve people have stood on the Moon
Twelve people have stood on the Moon
I can name two
How bout you?

Twelve people have stood on the Moon
Only twelve people have stood on the Moon
I know a hundred characters from Star Trek
Hundred characters from Star Wars
Thousands of baseball and football players
We know celebrities, we love celebrities
Musicians, models, and jagoff politicians

But twelve people have stood on the Moon
Twelve people have stood on the Moon


Went to the moon six times in four years
Haven’t been back since ‘72
How come?
No, really, how come?

Maybe
Nobody cares about the Moon
Nobody Cares about the Moon
Can’t turn a profit, return on investment
Maybe it’s occupied, grealiens in craters
Maybe it’s a Death Star, or a hunk of cheese
Or maybe we forgot
Forgot how to do it
Maybe we forgot
Forgot how to do it
Incompatible legacy technology
Incompatible legacy technology
We wasted our technology
On plastic bags and pop-up ads
Wasted our technology
On hair transplants and boner pills

Greek fire
Damascus steel

Greek fire
Damascus steel

Went to the Moon six times
Haven’t been back in like, fifty years
If we got there in the first place
Past the radiation belts in a tin foil tube
Powered by computers that couldn’t run DOOM

History’s a set of lies agreed upon
Napoleon said that
Everyone knows Napoleon
Plato said Atlantis sank beneath the waves
Paul told the Romans, Jesus saves
Pyramids in jungles, Antarctica on maps
Three towers were demolished, Wardenclyffe was scrapped

In a couple hundred years, a thousand years or two
Will future historians look back and say
“Well, we think ‘going to the Moon’
Was just a metaphor for the American spirit of exceptionalism”

Arthur and Merlin
Helen and Paris
Gilgamesh and Enkidu

Radha and Krishna
Moses and Aaron
Neil and Buzz
Golfing on the Moon

Greek fire
Damascus steel

Greek fire
Damascus steel

Greek fire
Damascus steel

Greek fire
Damascus steel

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from Let It Rust, released July 1, 2021

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