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Do You Want To Go To Mars?

from Dr G Goes To Space! by Dr G

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Have you ever wanted to go to Mars?
Stand on top of Olympus Mons staring at the Martian sky
Lie in your space suit underneath the stars
Two tiny moons hanging overhead and the Earth a distant light
But did you know your life would be very hard?
Mars isn’t suitable for human life and there are many reasons why

Low gravity
No air to breathe
No magnetosphere
No radiation shield
Temperature low
No water flows
No food can grow
So do you wanna go?

Do you want to go to Mars?
Take a trip so very far
You’ll be the first generation on another planet
Build a new civilization for humanity

Never see the Earth again
Miss your family, miss your friends but we’ll
Settle on this world, yeah we’ll make it ours
If you say goodbye to Earth and live your life on Mars

The Martian atmosphere is very thin
Low pressure and temperatures keep water locked up as ice
The air was stripped away by solar wind
But maybe millions of years ago it was more suitable for life
And when a storm of dust starts blowing in
You might find that life on Mars just isn’t very nice

I love the Earth…
Mars ain’t the kind of place we could substitute for Earth
And whether it can be terraformed is currently unknown
It could never match the biodiversity of our pale blue dot
However far we may go, this world will always be our home



from Dr G Goes To Space!, released June 26, 2019
Mixed and mastered by Pete MacDonald
Lyrics and music by Greg Melchin

Dr G: vocals, theremin, bass
Scott Neary: guitar
Brendan Melchin: electric drums
James Harding: Sega Mega Drive programming




Dr G Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Dr G is a theremin-playing space geek on a mission to spread the word about science! Merging hooky new wave beats with lyrics explaining science and the natural universe – think Talking Heads fronted by Bill Nye the Science Guy – Dr G creates a sound that is utterly unique, and as educational as it is infectious. ... more

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