Perseverance

Avicii – Wake Me Up

This one was difficult. Suggested by my friend Paolo Amoroso, on the 9th of March 2021 I accepted the challenge, but oh boy Avicii is really not my kind of music. That said, let’s land on Mars!

Original

Wake Me up

Feeling my way through the darkness

Guided by a beating heart

I can’t tell where the journey will end

But I know where to start

They tell me I’m too young to understand

They say I’m caught up in a dream

Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes

Well that’s fine by me

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m wiser and I’m older

All this time I was finding myself

And I didn’t know I was lost

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m wiser and I’m older

All this time I was finding myself

And I didn’t know I was lost

I tried carrying the weight of the world

But I only have two hands

Hope I get the change to travel the world

But I don’t have any plans

Wish that I could stay forever this young

Not afraid to close my eyes

Life’s a game made for everyone

And love is a prize

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m wiser and I’m older

All this time I was finding myself

And I didn’t know I was lost

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m wiser and I’m older

All this time I was finding myself

And I didn’t know I was lost

And didn’t know I was lost

And didn’t know I was lost

And didn’t know I was lost

I was lost, I was lost, I was lost

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Perseverance

Feeling my way through the darkness

Guided by a heating heart

I can’t tell where the journey will end

Jezero Crater to start

The parachute will help me to land

If Range Trigger does its job

The site will pass me by if chute doen’t open up its ties

It would be a high drop

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m steady and I’m a rover

All this time I was doing EDL that is

Seven minutes in the hell

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m steady and I’m a rover

All this time I was doing EDL, that is

Seven minutes in the hell

I am carrying the hope of the world

Launching on an Atlas V

Between a backshell and skycrane furled

Towards Mars to find life

I think that I could drive forever with my

brand new wheels and RTG

If TRN makes me fall from the sky

And touch the regolith

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m steady and I’m a rover

All this time I was doing EDL, that is

Seven minutes in the hell

So wake me up when it’s all over

When I’m steady and I’m a rover

All this time I was doing EDL, that is

Seven minutes in the hell

Seven minutes in the hell

Seven minutes in the hell

Seven minutes in the hell

In the hell, in the hell, in the hell