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Orbiting Jupiter

Janis Ian/Cheryl Wheeler

Orbiting Jupiter with telescopic eyes
Floating in the wonder of the weightless world
Watching all the planets rise
Gazing through the asteroid belt
out beyond night and day
and seeing with my own eyes the cosmic ballet
Ganymede and Io rising
Talk about a haloed moon
I am drifting wide-eyed, listening
to the static in the solar tune

There's comfort in starlight
In moonlight guiding my way home
I'm falling for midnight
For lovely worlds of ice and stone
and I am alone tonight

Orbiting Jupiter, sailing on my own
Headed for the heavens of the blue green world
I'm dreaming of home
Witness to the miracle
I could testify all night
Rolling in the blue tide, howling in the moonlight
Gazing on the gift we're given
A myst'ry from a magic storm
Turning to a secret rhythm
Nestled in the spiral arm

CHORUS

I want to see the world through other eyes
Some electron in the Milky Way
I want to meet a man Orion's size
I want to hear the giant lyre play,
and Canis Bay

CHORUS

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