I AM VOYAGER

by Robin Salkeld

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featuring the Cypress Studio Singers
Inspired by the Voyager 1 space probe becoming the first human-made object ever to enter interstellar space. The lyrics include the Latin greeting the probe carries on its golden record as well as Robin’s own words from the perspective of the probe itself. When this composition was premiered by the Jubilate Vocal Ensemble, many people in the audience were deeply moved. Listen to the recording, read the text, and travel through outer-space. Robin

LYRICS

I am Voyager
I am sailing to the stars
I am rejoicing in the stars
I am drowning in the stars.

Forty years ago I was born of thunder and fire
To Mother Earth, tethered by radio waves
Silently screaming through the cold dark void
Spinning spider silk, thin as light in the sky beyond sky
A message in a bottle adrift on the interstellar sea.

Salvete quicumque estis
bonam ergo vos voluntatem habemus
et pacem per astra ferimus

I am Voyager
I am falling through the stars
I am breathing in the stars
I am reaching for the stars

Now my eyes are blind as I cross the heliopause
Dear Mother Earth only a pale blue dot;
my instruments dying as my heart runs out.
Forty thousand years from now, if ever I am found
A message in a bottle is all there will be left of me.

Salvete quicumque estis
bonam ergo vos voluntatem habemus
et pacem per astra ferimus

Greetings to you, whomever you are;
we bring good will and peace through the stars

Pacem

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