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What's Left of the Stars
lyrics 2004 by Dr. H. Paul Shuch
sung to the tune of "What's Left of the Flag"
© 2002 by Dave King of Flogging Molly

We will make great haste
As we head to space.
We are searching the cosmos wide
For another stone
We can make our home,
For the world of our birth has died.

Fly away, me boys, fly away, me boys
From our own sun's gravity.
A galactic cloud be your spacer's shroud,
Save the rest of the stars for me.

We have turned our back
On the skies of black
And the ocean a sickly green.
Though I must confess
That our world's a mess,
She's the best one that I have seen.
Fly away, me boys, fly away, me boys
From our own sun's gravity.
A galactic cloud be your spacer's shroud,
Save the best of the stars for me.

Every human grieves
For the forest leaves
And the birds that once filled the sky.
No one lives now who
Has seen skies of blue,
But the memories never die.
Fly away, me boys, fly away, me boys
From our own sun's gravity.
A galactic cloud be your spacer's shroud,
Save the best of the stars from me.

Try to understand
It was our own hand
Turned our Earth to a holy hell.
We survivors best
Learn our lessons, lest
We destroy other worlds as well.
Turn away, me boys, Turn away, me boys,
We're our world's worst enemy.
A galactic cloud be your spacer's shroud,
Save what's left of the stars from me.

Bridge:

From the rugged peaks to the rolling ocean floor,
We've abused our planet. Still we search for more.

Though we tried our best to save her,
It was never meant to be.
So we cruise the skies while our home world dies.
Save the rest of the stars from me.

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