The Lyrics to this song are below
To hear the sampler of it from
the HeadBand's 'In the Zone' CD go to
THE FINAL SHUTTLE SONG
Although he’s very down to earth - he’s fully earned
himself a berth.
Into the air that’s rarified and thin – will lift Alvin to heights that few have ever been.
The race to space and space to race is exemplified by those who fly and also tri -
marathons and multi-sport - such differing highs for those who dare to ride the skies.
* Chorus We’ll follow the final Shuttle named the 133 (One Thirty Three)
As parents, family, friends I’m sure would all agree
As Patricia and the Tribe will lovingly describe
The rock and roll and ride of the crew that flew with pride.
Their histories are listed in Wikipedia – Gagarin would ask – What’s cyber media?
Russia’s Star City lives up to its hype, as distance means little now we have Skype.
a Scorpio in ’62 – to Muriel and Benjamin was Benjamin #2,
a DC boy with a big, wide smile – focus on the countdown keep – as miles to go before they sleep.
Cause, Comfort, Shield and Storm - all names for action seen and geographic theatres he has been.
and Oak Leaf Clusters for service, merit and achievement may adorn your
- for bravery, brawn and brains attest.
is ground control to Colonel Drew – why don’t you introduce the crew
Commander Lindsey, Pilot Boe – specialists Kopra, Barratt, Stott and Co
the NASA team completes the dream.
* Chorus –
It’s simply astronomical.
It’s simply aeronautical.
It’s simply astronautical.
It’s simply Alvin Drew.
Good luck from the Drew crew.
(Music arranged, produced, played, engineered and chorus
sung by Bill Head,
drums by Justin Head and lyrics and narration
by Steve King – 2010)