The Core

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The sun is old, a lantern to the Earth
But now I’m told there’s a limit to its burn
As the sun grows cold it gets a little brisk
So it’s time to find a fix

My first instinct was to reignite the orb
With some sort of bomb that it might absorb
But the chances of it blowing us to bits
Seemed too much a risk to take

So what now, dear brain?

Well we could find another sun, and pull it very near
But it’s much too hot and would burn the rope, I fear
Maybe move off Earth, but all our stuff is here
And it’s too much stuff to take

So what now, dear brain?

We could drench the Moon in a ton of gasoline
Then we’ll strike a match, make the sun from scratch
Well it might get hot, but it also might not
And my breath begins to freeze

We could split the Earth with a surgical slice
Then divide the halves with a special device
We’ll scoop out the core like an avocado seed
And then float it up on a cosmic breeze

As the core ascends I can feel my toes again
Everything is fine, we were just in time
As my skin is warmed, I stare up at the core
And it glows like my heart in the sky

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from Music Songs, released October 18, 2011

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Giant Target Boston, Massachusetts

Giant Target was formed in 2009 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The four band members met and created the band as employees of Harmonix Music Systems (creators of Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central). The lovable music band is notable for their blending of musical styles, as well as their use of words to provide lyrics for their songs. ... more

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