Having mused on the possibility of our escaping to the stars, I began wondering whether we might not just hop over to Mars and carry out a terraforming program there to give us a new home. There was a NASA video showing what Mars might have been like 4 billion years ago. It perhaps blue skies and oceans. So, I downloaded that, did a video time reversal, rolled the credits and overdubbed my recent ambient funk rock track to add some aural atmosphere. Maybe this will be a new home for some of us in the year 3113.
The video also gives some meaning to the ad libbed lyrics I sang on that largely instrumental track. Maybe the shaking off of flies is a metaphor for leaving behind the death and decay we are creating here on Earth…
Meanwhile, more of my music in new album Wishful Thinking available for high-quality download from my BandCamp page.
Shake off Flies
High on illusion
Safe in your delusion
A state of confusion
Running on empty diffusion
Time flies…miles and miles
On a trip, slip, lose your grip
Make it click with a trick, don’t fail
When they’re broken they can tell you who to fade
Fix focus on the grip
Time and tide will show you how how to change your mind
How to change the time. Shake off flies
Who to change. Shake off flies
For miles and miles
Guitars, vocals, drum and synth loop mixing – Dave Bradley
Recorded and mixed at ScienceBass Studios
The original NASA video is here showing how 4-billion years ago Mars was more Earthly than we imagine and lost its blue skies and oceans as the aeons passed.