The Life of Perfect Creatures

November 3, 2009 11:39 AM

The first Earthling sent into orbit was a dog named Laika. She didn't know that they had no intention of bringing her home.

The Life of Perfect Creatures

I'll be sent into the sky
On a stack of steel and flame
Though I won't understand why
Everyone will know my name

Perfect creatures overhead
Tracing out an orbit's line
They're the first that we shall send
Perfect creatures for all time

Found astray on a cold, cold street
Found a way to complete the destiny of me
A way to burn a path into the sky


Now the light from the outside's blocked
Now it's dark I'm without a window next to me
I'm afraid but I can't stop what I can't see

When I fall back down to earth
A light in the sky, and my transformation complete now
As ash and dust, I will touch your sleeping brow


posted by chimaera (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, epic. That's some guitar solo!

Songs about Laika always make me sad. I really like the title.

You've got a really good voice, too.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 12:57 AM on November 4, 2009

Thanks, both of you. I'm glad you like it.

Personally I think it's one of the best songs I've ever been lucky enough to come up with.
posted by chimaera at 9:37 AM on November 6, 2009

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