Great Big Wall In China (Abigail Washburn)

You can tell a flower to bloom On the other side of the moon But for you and me it's hard to see her glory in the sun Even if she climbs high into an ashen sky A fading light for out of sight will signal her blooming day So a spaceship we must build Set off from our window sill The journey's long to carry on, especially in the dark Even if we ask a distant star where the blooming flowers are She may shoot us back on her jumbled ray To the land from whence we came But from space we'll see They built a great big wall in China Built it up to the pearly gates I wanna land right beside her Hither come what may The storyteller stands Upon the city gate and says, “I too have seen a coming dream I talked to stars Got close to mars, and Got shot back to where we are I wish all could see what I have seen The trembling light of a distant flower in the night” They built a great big wall in China Built it up to the pearly gates Gotta take down the banner boys Hope it's not too late