Orbiting Jupiter (Cheryl Wheeler)

Orbiting Jupiter with telescopic eyes Floating in the wonder of the weightless world Watching all the planets rise Gazing through the asteroid belt Out beyond night and day And seeing with my own eyes The cosmic ballet Ganymede and Io rising Talk about a hallowed moon I am drifting wide-eyed listenin' To the static in the solar tune There's comfort in starlight In moonlight guiding my way home I'm falling for midnight For lovely worlds of ice and stone And I am alone tonight Orbiting Jupiter And sailing on my own Headed for the heavens of the blue green world I'm dreaming of home Witness to the miracle I could testify all night Rolling in the blue tide Howling in the moonlight Gazing on the gift we're given A mystery from a magic storm Turning to the secret rhythm Nestled in the spiral arm There's comfort in starlight In moonlight guiding my way home I'm falling for midnight For lovely worlds of ice and stone And I am alone tonight I want to see the world through other eyes Some electron in the Milky Way I want to meet a man Orion's size I want to hear the giant lyre play And Canis bay There's comfort in starlight In moonlight guiding my way home I'm falling for midnight For lovely worlds of ice and stone