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Countdown Lyrics

from Signals

"Countdown" is track #4 on the album Signals. It was written by Lee, Seung Ho.
"Countdown" is track #4 on the album Signals. It was written by Lee, Seung Ho.

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Dedicated with thanks to astronauts young and crippen and all the people of nasa for their
Inspiration and cooperation

Lit up with anticipation
We arrive at the launching site
The sky is still dark, nearing dawn
On the florida coastline

Circling choppers slash the night
With roving searchlight beams
This magic day when super-science
Mingles with the bright stuff of dreams

Floodlit in the hazy distance
The star of this unearthly show
Venting vapours, like the breath
Of a sleeping white dragon

Crackling speakers, voices tense
Resume the final count
All systems check, t minus nine
As the sun and the drama start to mount

The air is charged --- a humid, motionless mass
The crowds and the cameras
The cars full of spectators pass
Excitement so thick --- you could cut it with a knife
Technology --- high, on the leading edge of life

The earth beneath us starts to tremble
With the spreading of a low black cloud
A thunderous roar shakes the air
Like the whole world exploding

Scorching blast of golden fire
As it slowly leaves the ground
Tears away with a mighty force
The air is shattered by the awesome sound

Like a pillar of cloud, the smoke lingers
High in the air
In fascination --- with the eyes of the world
We stare

Songwriters
LEE, SEUNG HO

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Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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