Prog folk-rock music from Scotland
Words by Mark Toner and Music by Ken Grubb
Mark and Ken got together to drive their lunar rover across the plains. Celebrating the more extended exploratory missions of Apollos 15, 16 and 17, Mark came up with the lyrics of “The Lunar Rover Song” and Ken set them to some extraordinarily proggy music. Feel the ups and downs of the bouncing lunar rover as the song switches back and forth between playful nursery rhyme and heavy cosmic musings.
One day we went a-roving across the dusty seas.
In our shining bouncing lunar car we crossed the miles with ease.
That day we went a-roving among the shining hills,
We gathered up the rocks and dust and of science took our fill.
And whatever did we learn as we drove across the plains?
What tales of great catastrophe within the stone remains?
Four billion years and more ago the Moon came from the Earth.
The child then swept the sky of death and let our life find birth.
All through the many ages of life upon our world,
The Moon the cosmic stories kept on its face the tales are told,
Of comets and of meteors that shaped prehistory,
That cleared the way for you and me to live on Earth today.
One day ….
And though we’ve learned the story of our planet’s ancient youth,
There are other things we all should know, from our voyage learn a truth,
that the limits of human ability are set by our own hand,
And leadership and will to do took us to that alien land.
One day …