Laika (Acoustic)

by Gecko

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I'm going to the stars tonight
I don't know exactly how and I don't know why

Grew up on cold Moscow streets
These paws they saw all kinds of trouble
Scrapping with puppies over something to eat
It's tough, looks rough but you can't knock the muzzle
These stray days
Wasting away as we waste away days
There must be more to life than this

I'm going to the stars tonight
I don't know exactly how and I don't know why
I'm going to the stars tonight
I don't know exactly how and I don't know why
But when I go
Just don't leave me behind

Men in strange suits scooped me off the roadside
Gave me free food
How was I to know I
Had been selected for a secret mission
Took me to all kinds of uncomfortable fittings
Dogs don't war hats
And there were other dogs there
All in training
It was like a montage of a particularly strange film
And every day my cage got a bit smaller
And other dogs they got the call up
That there services were no longer required
Until the only dog left was I

I'm going to the stars tonight
I don't know exactly how and I don't know why
I'm going to the stars tonight
I don't know exactly how and I don't know why
But when I go
Just don't leave me behind

That just about brings us to the present day
Tonight's the night they say I'm gonna elevate
They put me on a weird diet and
Keep pointing at strange diagrams
Say I'm going higher than
Anyone has ever been
A distant canine
Drifting in space time
Just need a bit of space I'm
Not used to this pressure
Surely there's somebody better qualified?
But I guess the sooner I go
The sooner I can come home

Going to the stars tonight
I don't know exactly how and I don't know why

I used to say
There must be more to life than this
But it's the normal life I miss
There must be more to life than this
But it's the normal life I miss
And when I go
Just don't leave me behind

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released February 19, 2021
Gecko- Vocals, Piano
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ben Mckone at Crosstown Studios

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Gecko is a London based singer-storyteller, his playful lyrics cover the big things in life; think iPhones, Libraries & Guanabana fruit juice to name but a few.

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