Carl Sagan made a big gold record
There he summarized the whole human race
Voyager I and Voyager II took them off into space
The records they had greetings in 65 languages,
pictures of how to eat food,
and songs by Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry
Best foot forward, just in case someone should find
These microscopic and hopeful "hellos" as they bade the earth goodbye.
But that was in 1977
and still no reply.
Then again, the vastness of space is infinite....
maybe these things just take time.
I hope someday to make my own gold record.
I'd settle for a nice black one,
just so long as I self-summarize the way that Carl done...
Ain't that the most lonesome thing that's ever been done?
Ain't it the most common thing that's ever been done?
Ain't it the most human thing that's ever been done?
Pack up your soul like a seed, and hope it finds...anyone.
That's why some folks believe in heaven,
that there's someone on the other side.
Me, that's why I believe in records.
Vinyl never dies.