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Entered By: grant on October 28, 2012 No Observations

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“Is There A Light?” [Download]
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ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “New Planet Is Closest Yet: Earth-Size Lava World a Space ‘Landmark'”, National Geographic, 17 October 2012, as used in the post “We’ve got a neighbor (in Alpha Centauri).”

ABSTRACT: I’ve been spending a lot of time lately trying to make this abandoned house suitable to live in, so I do a lot of thinking about thickets and empty lots and buildings that might be there but might not.

Then there’s this “Earth-like” planet around Alpha Centauri, they say now, except it’s not Earth-like at all – it’s covered in lava and basically a big floating oven. But there *could* be something more like us. Is there? Right there? 4.3 light years away? Next door? Someone new?

That’d be something, wouldn’t it?

Lyrics:
When the sky grows dim
Then we find the stars
Is it just the wind
Or a distant car?

The streets are dark
Only branches sway
On this empty block
Look across the way

* Is there a light – In a window?
* Can you see if someone’s home?
* Go take a look through the shadows?
* Are we alone?

In four-point-three
Years, the phone might ring
our telescopes
might detect something…

* Is there a light – In a window?
* Can you see if someone’s home?
* Go take a look through the shadows?
* Are we alone?

That driveway leads
To a house-shaped hole
Stay close by me
Let’s go…

* Is there a light – In a window?
* Can you see if someone’s home?
* Go take a look through the shadows?
* Are we alone?

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