Thursday, April 13

The End of an Oeuvre: Why I am here...Buck Rogers and Me


(For Michael Moore in the 25th Century)


Lyrics to Suspension Theme
vocals by Kipp Lennon



"Far beyond the world I've known,
Far beyond my time
What am I, who am I, what will I be?
Where am I going, and what will I see?
Searching my mind for some truth to reveal
What parts are fantasy, what memories real?
Long before this life of mine,
Long before this time
What was there, who cared to make it begin?
Is it forever, or will it all end?
Searching my past for things that I've seen
Is it my life, or something I've dreamed?
Far beyond this world I've known,
Far beyond my time
What kind of world am I going to find?
Will it be real, or just all in my mind?
What am I, who am I, what will I be?
Where am I going, and what will I see?"

3 Comments:

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Willard the Cryopunk said...

This was the lyrics to the theme song "suspension" from the buck rogers of the 25th century television show. Shafer and Cheatham had forty copies of forty translations of this song, posted around a fortress area inside the installation. inside of this fortress was a powerpoint/ quicktime movie about the smithsonian institution and the end credits of zombie flicks. but this was the statement that nathan sent to me from the show.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Nathan Shafer said...

Thank you Willard. The theme song to Buck Rogers of the 25th Century is one of the quintessential rock and pop ballaads of the 20th Century!

 
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