Aurora – Animal

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

An evening pause: Beautiful and haunting, but listen closely to these lyrics and you will hear our dark future singing.

Hat tip Lee Stevenson.


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One comment

  • Cotour

    She is a beautiful little high energy musical / performance genius. Very unique. Weird? Maybe a little.

    And while her lyrics appear to be disturbing initially in the context of our modern world, she IMO is more of a traditional type woman than she presents as and is searching for love, belonging and leadership (Just like every other young / woman does) although in her bio she does say that she has had relationships with both men and women.

    That is my read anyway.

    Aurora: Conqueror:
    “Broken mornings, broken nights and broken days in between
    Open ground, the sky is open, makes an open sea
    Just like in fiction, in every addiction
    Oh oh, fantasy’s taking over, awake me
    I’ve been looking for the conqueror
    But you don’t seem to come my way
    I’ve been looking for the only one
    But you don’t seem to come my way
    Broken me and broken them
    You are broken too
    Open ears, their eyes are open
    Makes me call for you”

    “You are the victim
    The victim of my love
    I dangle up on rooftops
    Before I push you off
    I stand at the headlights
    Looking for a corner where I can’t be found
    With a goddess in my right eye
    Watching every lover on the battleground
    You’re hunting for love
    Killing for pleasure
    Lost in a concrete jungle
    If I am alone
    Make me a stranger
    Lost in a concrete jungle (He-lay)”

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