Silent Key

Album: Positive Songs For Negative People (2015)
  • On the 28th of January, 1986, Christa McAuliffe
    Gazed in horror as the O-rings failed
    And she died, and she died, and she died

    For the next agonizing two minutes and forty-five long seconds
    She called out the truth on her broken radio
    "I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive"

    It came as some surprise to realize that
    As she lost everything
    The world was revealed in a transmission so real
    That she understood everything
    We're still alive

    Four thousand nautical miles as the crow flies away
    A home-made HAM radio in the loft of a Hampshire family home
    Came alive, came alive, came alive

    The four year old amateur operator thus became
    The only person to hear Christa's last desperate communique
    "We're alive, we're alive, we're alive"

    It came as some surprise to realize
    While he didn't catch everything
    The world was revealed in a transmission so real
    That he understood everything
    We're still alive

    We're still alive

    "The darkness up above
    Led me on like unrequited love
    While all of the things I need
    Were down here in the deep blue sea"

    "The darkness up above
    Led me on like unrequited love
    While all of the things I need
    Were down here in the deep blue sea"

    "The darkness up above
    Led me on like unrequited love
    While all of the things I need
    Were down here in the deep blue sea"

    At four years old, I heard the truth on my radio
    So now I keep a moment's silence for my Silent Key Writer/s: Frank Turner
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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