Bake Sale for NASA

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Originally CraftLass' debut single, this passionate plea for financial, political, and civilian support for NASA has grown into so much more! On 6/9/2012 there are actual bake sales for NASA happening around the country to raise awareness about the deep cuts to NASA Planetary Science programs that can even jeopardize our Mars ambitions. If you agree with this song write all of your representatives and demand that NASA be funded to a level that is sustainable!

lyrics

We sent men to the moon because of some lines
In a speech that inspires to this day
We learn more about Earth from orbit
Than we can in any other way

Yet we spend and we spend and we spend and we spend
On corporate welfare that will never end
Programs that waste more than they create
Yet we’re happy to let NASA deflate


Chorus:
So let’s hold a bake sale for NASA
Show our love for a program that actually works
The cookies are sure to be out of this world
We could even have astros as clerks

Give folks a chance to learn first-hand
Why we need these adventures in space
How it affects them directly at home
And elevates the whole human race


A very large chunk of what sets us apart
Is our driving need to explore
Humans are best when we’re trying to test
Our limits and find we have more

The more that we learn the less that we know
So further on still we must go
To answer the questions that in the past
We didn’t even know to ask

Chorus


Bridge:
To turn this whole endeavor over
To private investors and other lands
Would be giving up the greatest power
We have in our nation’s hands


Some skeptics say we should keep funds at bay
Until we have fed everyone
But we produce more food than ever before
Because of what NASA has done

Nearly every invention created for space
On Earth has found a useful place
Saving some lives and improving many more
Like we’ve never seen before

Chorus


Bridge:
In these days where folks are always trying
To take real science out of schools
We need to step up our efforts
Or become a nation of fools


I could go on for days extolling the ways
Investment in NASA makes sense
But I have only this song to convince those who are wrong
And think it’s a wasteful expense

I will dare to say it’s our greatest success
Less than 1% is hardly excess
In a budget that keeps us all in debt
At least here we can see what we get

Chorus

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from Above the Sky, released April 3, 2010
Vocals & acoustic guitar by CraftLass
Tambourine by Dave Entwistle

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