Words and music: Kathy Mar
Copyright 1988 by Kathy Mar.
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So congratulations, you look to the stars A collective pat on your backs But thousands of you will sit there and dream For every good dreamer who acts Watching Star Wars a dozen times Just won't get us into space And if that's the best we can do, my friend It's the end for the human race Chorus: It's time to stop dreaming And time to start doing It's time to stop playing and plan With generals' scheming And bureaucrats stewing They'll kill all our dreams if they can At the wild conventions you party and play And you sing all night of the stars But we probably could have bought our own ship On just what you spend in the bars Government funds won't get us wings If they all get cut to the bone If we don't write letters and work for those stars We may live here and die here alone I suppose we could hope that someone out there Will appear and make it all right Or carry a few of the chosen away To the edges of infinite night But after all why should they care If we reach our goals or not And if no one is willing to try we deserve To be stuck in this backwater spot Now you're probably angry at all that I've said And you probably have the right But I'd love to see us all reach for the stars As we reach for these songs tonight Now I love the fact that you like my tunes And I hope you'll always care But I'm waiting still for the day when I Can be singing my songs out there