I Was Born

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Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System, Voyager 1 launched 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2. Having operated for 39 years, 10 months and 19 days as of today (July 24, 2017), the spacecraft still communicates with the Deep Space Network to receive routine commands and return data. At a distance of 139 AU (2.08×1010 km) from the Sun as of July 1, 2017, it is the farthest spacecraft from Earth as well as the farthest man-made object. It is also the most distant object in the solar system whose location is known, even farther than Eris (96 AU) and V774104 (~103 AU).

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1



I was born
when Voyager passed Saturn
on its eternal quest
to search a celestial guest
and to share
that we've learned
nothing new

I was born
when the signals came back,
you're special in every way 'cept one
you're one in a billion
from the print on your thumb
to that weird, little mole on your bum

and with a flaming burst
the terrified "i" of God appeared
comets roused from their slumber
the sound of trumpets blaring unholy melodies
I was born from a flower

I was born
when space junk rained down upon my home
brighter than the brightest chrome
they said it was a weather drone
but I never believed
or knew
what to think

I was born
on a cruise ship in M31
amidst all this cosmic slop
one giant leaping hop for us
on this inescapable
cosmic bus


from Singles, track released June 20, 2017



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Art Elliot sings of apocalyptic futures, lost loves, bleak ice ages and depression-era folk art, among other topics.

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