Caleb Hines - Too Soon To Say Goodbye

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The article I selected (www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/article_9fd57e3c-9b8a-54d6-ab60-56f4a70e07dd.html) is from our local paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and is about both the upcoming final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and a local astronaut, Sandra Magnus, who will fly on it.

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[Verse 1]
1969:
They crowd around the TV set,
To watch one giant leap for mankind.

A child's dream:
To one day be an astronaut,
And see what new worlds she can find.

Then one day she's flying higher than the air,
While back on earth her mother says a prayer.

And gorgeous views await her eye,
An emerald sea, a cloud-filled sky,
And it's too soon to say goodbye.

[Chorus]
She will never tire,
Gazing out the window,
Watching the world go by;
Looking for some interesting things,
To capture as memories.

[Verse 2]
Shining xenon lights,
Illuminate the orbiter,
And drive away the darkness of the night.

The end is near:
A countdown to a legacy,
As she prepares to take her final flight,

When Atlantis rises from a sea of cloud,
For one last time to make her nation proud,

A contrail arcs across the sky,
This is the last time she will fly,
But it's too soon to say goodbye.

[Chorus]
She will never tire,
Gazing out the window,
Watching the world go by;
Looking for some interesting things,
To capture as memories.

And it's too soon to say goodbye.

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from SpinTunes #3: Round 2, released June 30, 2011

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