There are wings of flesh and feather, there are wings of bone and leather
There are wings of painted paper pinned to polished wooden spars
But wings of force and fire never falter, never tire
And the wings of human knowledge span the void between the stars.
Oops, oops, extravagant curses,
Adding new verses to a tired old song
Oh well, you can’t be too picky
Magic is tricky and apt to go wrong.
“Oops” by Echo’s Children, a song written for a role-playing game. Almost all the verses detail events that actually happened over the course of the campaign.
“They’re looking for a scientist,” my buddy said one day,
“‘Course, the only thing that’s smaller than the quarters is the pay,
But it does mean work in orbit–” I said “Get out of my way!”
And it won’t be much longer now.
I’ve had a berth on Outward Bound since she was begun
I’ve got a berth on Outward Bound and she’s almost done
I’ve got a berth on Outward Bound and–hey!–I’ve got to run!
Cause it won’t be much longer now.
“Outward Bound” by Echo’s Children, perfect for when you want to bellow along to a space exploration singalong.
Lyrics available here.
Oh, I come by it honestly if I am star-beguiled,
For if I am a rover, well, I am my planet’s child.
The very iron in my blood has wandered wide and far–
Forged and flung from the fire’s heart that fueled a foreign star.
“My Planet’s Child,” a joyful song about space exploration by Echo’s Children.
The sun leaves the meadow, the geese leave the lakes–
When the wind changes, it aches
According to the bandcamp page, this song was written as background for a character in a role-playing game. It’s a beautiful tune with beautiful imagery.
“High Frontier,” by Echo’s Children
One of those “space – the final frontier” songs that actually sound a bit like an American pioneer ballad
“Two Falls Out Of Three,” by Echo’s Children
Based on the book Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold…but it’s also just kinda gorgeous.
“The Gripping Beast,” by Echo’s Children, a new version of the classic story of bargaining with supernatural powers artistic inspiration