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Make Them All Real

by Sassafrass

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Our new world is so close. Mars has treasures we’re only just starting to find. Frozen mountains and crimson dust waiting for footprints that will not be mine. A hundred years to run the first tests another to raise the first dome. The moon, then Mars, then Titan next, a life time to touch each new home. And I want it so much. Close my eyes, I can taste the Mars dust in the air. In the darkness the space stations shimmer in orbits that I will not share. But I’ll teach the student Who’ll manage the fact’ry That tempers the steel that makes colonies strong. And I’ll write the program that runs the computer That charts out the stars where our rockets belong. It will never get easy to wake from my dream When the future I dream of is so far away. But I am willing to sacrifice something I don’t have For something I won’t have but somebody will someday. And it feels like a waste. All this working and waiting and battling time, And all for a kingdom that all of my efforts will never make mine, But brick by brick the Pyramids rose, With most hidden under the sand, So life by life the project grows In ways I might not understand. I am voyaging too, We will need the foundation as much as the dome for those worlds to come true, And I’ll clerk the office that handles the funding That raises the tower that watches the sky. And I’ll staff the bookstore that carries the journal That sparks the idea that makes solar sails fly. It takes so many sailors to conquer an ocean And so many more when it’s light-years away, But I am willing to sacrifice Something I don’t have for something I won’t have But somebody will someday. It’s so easy to run. Hide away in my books, games and fantasy plans, Let them call me a coward who can’t face reality’s grownup demands, But if I love my fantasy worlds It’s not fantasy love that I feel. And so much more I feel for this The world that created them, World we create with them, One chance to make them all real. And I know we won’t stop. We’ve planned too many wonders for one little star. Though often the present may seem too complacent to take us that far. But I’ll tell the story and I’ll draw the picture And I’ll sing the anthem that banishes doubt, And host the convention that summons the family That carries the fire that never burns out There are so many chances to give up the journey, Especially when it’s so easy to stay, But I am willing to sacrifice Something I don’t have for something I won’t have And not only me, But we are willing to sacrifice Something we don’t have for something we won’t have So somebody will, So somebody will someday.


This album collects the best recordings from our retired albums, digitally remastered by our new sound editors, to re-balance volume, filter for microphone quality and enhance the clarity of sound and lyrics. It includes "Somebody Will," our signature tribute to Space Exploration and all those who support it.

As a bonus track, this collection also contains a special solo arrangement of one of the pieces from our Norse Mythology Song Cycle, "Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok." This piece will appear as a trio on the finished album, and this is the first time we have released the solo version.


released April 7, 2013

Ideo Gloria is a traditional carol. Other music and lyrics (including the third verse of Ideo Gloria) by Ada Palmer. Sound editing by Nat Budin. Photo of Star Trails taken from the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Don Petit, Photo ID: JSC2012E065055


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Sassafrass performs Ada Palmer's original a cappella polyphonic folk music, complex pieces with lively narratives and fantasy, mythology or science fiction themes.

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