Discipline 27

by Sun Ra

 

What planet is this?

(repeat)

What planet is this?

(repeat)

Is this a planet of life?

(repeat)

Is this a planet of life . . . or death?

(repeat)

If this is a planet of life, why are people dying here?

(repeat)

If this is a planet of life, why do people die here?
This is not life, this is not life . . . this is death disguised as life.

(repeat)

I . . . I roam the cosmos . . . I know what life is . . . Life is splendid.

(repeat)

Why donít you . . . why donít you seek to know the mysteries of the greater universe?† Why do you want to stay on just one isolated little planet?

(Why . . . why donít you want to seek the greater mysteries of the universe?
† Why . . . why do you want to stay on this one little isolated planet?)

Are you afraid? . . . What is it you want to know? Do you want to know where the universe came from?† Iíll tell you.† At first there was nothing . . .

At first there was nothing . . . then nothing turned itself inside out and became something.

(repeat)

Why donít you turn yourself inside out?

(repeat)

Come with me . . . come with me . . . to the outer planets.† Why do you want to stay here?† What do you have to lose here?† You have nothing to lose . . . except your death.

(Come . . . with me to the outer planets.† Why do you want to stay here?† You have nothing to lose . . . but your death.)



SOURCE: Sun Ra, Concert for the Comet Kohoutek. ESP-Disk. Catalog # ESPCD 3033. Recorded on December 22, 1973, Town Hall, New York City. Version released June 27, 2006. See also amazon.com information. Lyrics transcribed by Ralph Dumain from 'Discipline 27 (Part 2)'.


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