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Mindestesten 54,5 Millionen [sic!] Kilometer ist der Mars von der Erde entfernt. Dennoch können wir heute, ab 19 Uhr, wenn alles glatt läuft, zusehen, wie die NASA-Sonde Insight auf dem Mars, dem roten Planeten, aufsetzt. Über Sinn oder Unsinn solcher Missionen darf nachgedacht werden. In jedem Fall ist es ein unterhaltsames Spektakel.

Zur Überbrückung der Zeit bis zur Liveschaltung könnte man die philosophische Betrachtung des unvergessenen David Bowie genießen, ob es denn Leben gibt auf dem Mars. Vielleicht hüpfen nachher Marsmänn*innen vor die Linse und rufen aufgeregt „Aliens Welcome!“?

"Life on Mars" 1973 from David Bowie on Vimeo.

„Life on Mars?“

It’s a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling no
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore
For she’s lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
´Cause Lennon’s on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns

But the film is a saddening bore
´Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

Songwriter: David Bowie
Songtext von Life on Mars? © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management

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