One Small Step (Song for Michael Collins)

by Space Donkey and the Moonbouncers

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"One Small Step (Song for Michael Collins)" is the third single from Space Donkey and the Moonbouncer's forthcoming EP, "T-Ball Strikeout," to be released on August 23, 2019.

It is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, and one of the more frequently overlooked men involved: Michael Collins.


We entered the land above
Through sweat and tears and love
What once was never within reach no longer mystery

On the twentieth of july
In 1969
One of the greatest ever days in human history

This is a special story

Born on Halloween
Did so much for his family
He even overcame a difference in religion

He was more graceful than a vixen
And only briefly worked for Nixon
He only wanted to complete Kennedy’s vision

His natural state was in mid-air
Stayed in tune in the face of lethal danger
He was a man who had it all and more, a milestone career
But to his crew he was nothing but a stranger

‘Cause all they remembered was one small step
One small step
These tributes barely give enough, they hardly ever do
So I’ll take a giant leap for you

On a quest that few could fathom
He was the loneliest man since Adam
Feeling satisfied with peace and exultation

One of the first to ever view
the dark side of the moon
I only wish that we could see his revelations

He left the cosmos for his children
Aging gracefully with brush and pen by his side
Oh what a joy, to have your name on an asteroid
But to us all he remains but a stranger


released July 19, 2019
Written by Space Donkey and the Moonbouncers
Produced by KouqJ at Seventh Wave
Assistant Engineering by Kevin Kennedy
Artwork by Michael Collins

Peter Ferris - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Tyler Kollinock - Drums
Eric Lesinski - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Zachary Washko - Bass, Organ, Vocals


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