Juno

by Ryan Garrett

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Space exploration has always intrigued me. Even as a little kid, I remember reading up on stars and planets; Interested in the thought of other worlds out there. Today is July 4th 2016 (Happy Independence Day by the way =] ) which is a pretty important day for space exploration. Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission currently en route to the planet Jupiter. Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011 and is projected to arrive tonight. NASA will be on the edge of their seat tonight watching the engine burn of the spacecraft which is crucial to slow Juno down enough to be picked up by Jupiter's intense gravitational pull (otherwise Juno would just wave at the gas giant and over a billion dollars would be lost in the mission...which would totally suck). Being inspired by the mission and excited to watch the mapping of Jupiter's magnetic fields and core structure, I decided to write. The song itself has little to nothing to do with the space mission, but a simple heartland rock answer to the mission stating that our possibilities are truly endless. We put satellites in the sky...
The song was written, composed, performed and produced by yours truly and I shouldn't have to tell you that it is in no way affiliated with NASA, just deeply influnenced. It is also completely acoustic to add to the organic and ambient nature of the track. Even the "space noise" you hear at the beginning and end of the tune are entirely guitar and vocal with a little bit of studio magic to add some spacey drones. So without any further ado, I present to you "Juno." Happy 4th of July everyone.

lyrics

In a break in the crowd
Stands a man in front of the line
Waiting on some food that he can barely afford
At some grease trap off the main road

A voice booming out loud
You can hear coming from the sandwich line
Boss man rips some kid a new one
Late cause his car got towed

When you gonna rise above it
Don't you know you've got what it takes?
I can see the rage inside your eyes
Is anything impossible?
Sometimes it seems that way, but hey
We put satellites in the sky...

A fork in the road
She stops the car and screams at me
"When you gonna break your old nasty habits?"
Now she's gone, and I'm here

When you gonna rise above it?
Don't you know you've got what it takes?
I can see the rage inside your eyes
Is anything impossible?
Sometimes it seems that way, but hey
We put satellites in the sky...

We pass or we fail
We win or we lose
I say we've already won
No matter the outcome
We all started out tying shoes

But sometimes there's a distant light
Like a star amidst the dark blue night
So far away but somewhere there's a satellite...

credits

released July 4, 2016
Written, composed and performed by Ryan Garrett.
All instruments by Ryan Garrett.
Produced by Ryan Garrett.
Inspired by the NASA New Frontiers Juno Mission.

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Ryan Garrett Russell Springs, Kentucky

Singer/Songwriter from Russell Springs, Kentucky. All instruments, lyrics, and compositions by Ryan Garrett unless otherwise noted.

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