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Our President Is Totally Nuts

 
Astronauts ridicule Kennedy's Lunar Landing idea

Ben Sleep (Gus Grissom) Keiron Crook (Al Sheppard)

Maurice Clarke (Deke Slayton)

TRACKS


Moon Shot


Our President Is Totally Nuts               


Beheld By The Gods        


Thrilled, Proud and Pleased                


Sea Of Destiny                     


A Monkey Could Perform This Role

     

Path Of The Gods

         

Me And My Friend Grissom

                 

Far Side Of The Moon          


My Reward Will Be Regret                


Coast Of Destiny             


We Crashed Into The Moon               


I Promise


The Launch


What Was It Like?           


Mystery Creates Wonder

              

What Will You Do For An Encore?  

                     

One Wonderful Moment


The Most Hated Man In History


The Landing


The Melancholy Of All Things Done 

Lyrics - Text


Gus

First we don’t have any rockets!


DEKE

But we’ve got lots of rockets?


GUS

We don’t have any rockets

That reach that high.


ALAN

What about the Atlas?


GUS

Yes, what about the Atlas?


ALAN

The mighty Air Force rocket…


GUS

That explodes a mile high.


DEKE

The Navy’s success rate is one in three


GUS

But sadly the One crashed in the sea


DEKE

The Army’s designs are far more sound.


GUS

Yeh, all of their rockets explode on the ground.


DEKE (Spoken free)

What about Al’s Redstone?


ALAN

It got me into sub orbit. 


GUS

If he thinks fifteen minutes in orbital space

Has magically equipped us to win this race then he’s nuts.


DEKE

Are you sure?


GUS

Certifiably nuts.


ALAN

I think he’s sure.


GUS

Yes, our President is totally nuts!


DEKE

Well, I hear the Army’s let Van Bruan’s team loose on developing a monster rocket called Saturn with a million pounds of thrust.


ALAN

You could put a Mack Truck in space with something that big


DEKE

Large enough to place a spy satellite into orbit.


GUS

Okay, so assuming Van Bruan can develop the rocket


Next, we don’t know how to get there.


ALAN

He’s right. How do we get there?


GUS

And much, much more important

How we get back


ALAN

The moon’s a moving target.


DEKE

The earth’s a moving target


GUS

A million miles apart

And there ain’t no tracks


DEKE

It’s harder than splitting a hair with an axe.


ALAN

But think of the challenge.


GUS

Think of the tax.


ALAN

Like the old sailors we’ll just use the stars


GUS

Well, if it’s that easy I’ll get more cigars


GUS

If he thinks

Fifteen minutes in orbital space

Has magically equipped us to win this race

Then he’s nuts.

Certifiably nuts

Yes, our President is totally nuts!


ALAN

But when you sit here


ALAN & DEKE

Enthralled by this man


ALL THREE

You start to believe that

Everything’s possible

Even his most impossible plan.

Could we really land

A man on the moon?


YES! No! 


If he thinks

Fifteen minutes in orbital space

Has magically equipped us to win this race

Then he’s nuts.

Certifiably nuts

Yes our President is totally nuts!

Yes he’s nuts.

Yes our President is totally nuts!

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