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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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11-25-08 Crystal Gayle – We Must Believe in Magic

Posted by Sean on November 25, 2008

Well, Shanoah, if we’re going to shift the thread to The Muppet Show, then there’s one song that I have got to get up, because who knows when we’ll get back to The Muppet Show on this blog? (Answer: 2.4 weeks)

One of my favorite songs – absolute favorites – was when Crystal Gayle sang her song We Must Believe in Magic, the title track on her 1977 album. All I remembered about it, before finally finding it again today, was that it had a ship sailing to Alpha Centauri, which just blew me away when I first saw this on The Muppet Show as a kid.

Funny how the luster’s rubbed off this song. I must be getting cynical. That’s not a good thing.

Courtesy of Scooterpiety.

Lyrics courtesy of LyricWiki here.

Mad is the captain of Alpha Centauri
We must be out of our minds
Still we are shipmates bound for tomorrow
And everyone here’s flying blind

Oh, we must believe in magic
We must believe in the guiding hand
If you believe in magic
You’ll have the universe at your command

Mad is the crew bound for Alpha Centauri
Dreamers and poets and clowns
Bold is the ship bound for Alpha Centauri
Nothing can turn it around


One Response to “11-25-08 Crystal Gayle – We Must Believe in Magic”

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