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Tom Sparks: Music

Countdown For Takeoff

(performed by Dana Wittman)
written by Kim Stewart & Tom Sparks
Do you think they've dandelions on Mars? And are they prickly-red?
I heard they like to dance among the stars around their leader Fred.
Martians eat paper-lotus flowers if they're dipped in Kiwi Jam;
A sweet lady serves them up for hours, and they shout, "Thank you, ma'am'.

The countdown for takeoff, we're flying off to Mars,
Tomorrow in a spaceship; we can't go by car.
The countdown for takeoff, how long will we be gone?
I say longer than it takes for anyone to sing this song.

There's more to Mars than greenish-men, some are short and some are tall;
Somersaults and cartwheels and then - they turn into pink puffballs.
Birds lay chocolate eggs in golden holes, but they don't chirp, they only "Moo";
Our visit's almost over, don't you know? so now I'll wink goodbye to you.

The countdown for takeoff, we're flying off to Mars,
Tomorrow in a spaceship; we can't go by car.
The countdown for takeoff, how long will we be gone?
I say longer than it takes for anyone'
I say longer than it takes for anyone'
I say longer than it takes for anyone to sing this song.