Inuit on Mars. The world needs more sci-fi disco.
One-take vocal recording (okay, it took 15 takes to get that one-take, does that count? Frickin' Erythraean Sea). Takes me 3 months to learn a song, let alone writing, learning and demoing it in one evening.
The inspiration for this song came from NASA training in the Canadian Arctic, because the geography above the tree line is not so different from Mars, and not a whole lot warmer. If caribou could be genetically engineered to survive with minimal atmospheric oxygen I bet the Inuit would thrive on our nearest neighbour. The bridge pays homage to the pulp fiction of yesteryear, and ties into my movie title challenge - Pulp Fiction.
P.S. Switched out the last lines of the last two verses for song flow purposes. Close enough, right?
P.P.S Kim Stanley Robinson has a great series of sci fi books about the terraforming and colonization of Mars. Starts with "Red Mars".
Give me a home where the caribou roam
On the plains of Erythraean Sea
Morning star speaks of loved ones apart
Copper penny sunrise barely warms me
Follow well worn trails to the hunting grounds
Camp in a cave by the bones of Curiosity
Fall asleep and dream of blue skies blue skies
Hunting whales in the Beaufort Sea
We’d hang around by the general store
Shipments of the latest magazines
Silver Surfer carving out spray on the Milky Way
Isaac Asimov Strange Horizons led this boy to dream
Give me a home where the musk ox roam
On the sides of Olympus Mons
Bradbury’s Martian town over the next ridge
John Carter and Dejah Thoris making love on the red sands
The air is thin but these rocky shores
Remind me of the barrenlands
This expat 34 million miles
From the land of his birth belongs