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Who needs sleep? (tell me what’s that for)
Who needs sleep? (be happy with what you’re getting,
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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Intergalactic Waste Services

The story of Kim Nowak, the astronaut supposedly caught in a Bizarre Love Triangle, normally would have been the sort of thing I would ignore. I've gloated about ignoring lesser stories in the past.

However, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to remember the classic Donovan song. I hadn't heard it in many years, but I thought I needed to share it with my loyal reader(s) who may not be familiar or who may have forgotten.

Here it is. If this link doesn't work let me know.

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The Intergalactic Laxative
Words & Music by: Donovan Leitch - 1973
Performed by: Donovan
Album: Cosmic Wheels - 1973

I was impressed like everyone
When man began to fly
Out of earthly regions
To planets in the sky.
With total media coverage
We watched the heroes land,
As ceremoniously
They disturbed the cosmic sand.

In awe with admiration,
We listened to the talk.
Such pride felt they,
Such joy to be
Upon the moon to walk.
My romantic vision shattered
When it was explained to me,
Spacemen wear old diapers
In which they shit and pee.

Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to there.
Relieve you and, believe me,
Without a worry or care.
If shitting is your problem
When you're out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to Mars.

They don't partake like you and I
Of beefy burger mush.
Their food is specially prepared
To dissolve into slush.
Absorbed by multi-fibers
In the super diaper suit,
Otherwise the slush would trickle
Down inside the boot.

Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to there.
Relieve you and, believe me,
Without a worry or care.
If shitting is your problem
When you're out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to Mars.

You may well ask now what becomes
Of liquid they consume.
A pipe is led from penis head
To a unit in the room.
The water is recirculated,
Filtered for re-use.
In case of anti-gravity -
Pee gets on the loose.

Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to there.
Relieve you and, believe me,
Without a worry or care.
If shitting is your problem
When you're out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to Mars.

Wherever man has conquered
On the quest for frontiers new,
(Da da da da)
I'm glad that he's always had to do
The number one and two.
It makes it all so ordinary,
Just like you and me,
To know the greatest heroes,
They had to shit and pee.

The intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to there,
For cosmic constipation
There's none that can compare.
If shitting is your problem
When you're out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative,
The intergalactic laxative,
The intergalactic laxative,
Will get you from here to Mars.

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4 Comments:

Blogger robin andrea said...

Hello insomniac-- I've never heard this Donovan song before, but I absolutely love it. How pertinent, given Ms Nowak's situation. Wonderful.

Mon Feb 12, 07:42:00 PM  
Blogger insomniac said...

Thanks, Rebecca. I hate to admit that I used to listen to this album alot back then.

I saw him perform more recently, and let's just say that the sixties were very good to Donovan. He had a bit of trouble remembering the lyrics to his own songs.

Tue Feb 13, 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger Riva said...

Donovan will be performing, doing workshops and talking at this event over memorial day weekend. It's called the "Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity." If you're interested the website is :

www.lynchweekend.org

Thu Mar 22, 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Hi

I work for The Spinal Injuries Association in the UK (www.spinal.co.uk). My Director is loking for a copy of this for a talk he will be giving on Spinal Cord Injury and it's relationship to the Bowel and Bladder. Any chance you have it as an MP3 and can e-mail it to me at work? r.murch@spinal.co.uk

As an aside, I use to live near Donovan when he first came to fame. That was in Hatfield in Hertfordshire, UK, and went to school with his brother, Gerry . Now for the real trivia, Gerry was teh only person at school I got the better of in a fight! Such things make us famous.

Tue Feb 19, 05:08:00 AM  

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