Lyrics © 2004 by Terence Chua
(to the tune of "Do It Yourself" by Bill Sutton)
I wanted cheap space travel, they said that wouldn't fly
For launching stuff is dicey, that's why the price is high
I wouldn't take that answer, so I chose to build my own
For you can build a spaceship from the things you find at home!
Lockheed, Bell and Boeing, MDC and Grumman too
Pratt and Whitney, BAE, they'll keep it all from you
They make big bucks off NASA so they never want it known
That you can build a spaceship from the things you find at home!
The first thing that I needed for my spaceship was a hull
They only came in grey or white, I found that deadly dull
I got myself some paints to brighten up the color scheme
And now I have it looking like the Mystery Machine!
Now next on my agenda was to find a rocket drive
Strong enough to launch the ship and still keep me alive
I found the right propellant when I scouted out the bars
Six kegs of Old Peculier that will shoot me to the shtars! *hic*
To navigate through space I'd need a decent stellar map
And in the end I found that the solution was a snap
It may be rough and ready but it's certain to impress
I plugged a month of horoscopes into my GPS!
Food supplies were tricky even though I had the beer
I couldn't drink too much or I would get too pissed to steer
I ordered out for curry - some vindaloo, of course
And now I can use methane as a backup fuel source!
So now my spaceship's ready and I'm just about to go
To leave our dear old Mother Earth - I'll really miss her so
You may think that I'm crazy, to fly this pile of junk
I don't need to be crazy - I just need to be drunk!
Yes, you can build a spaceship from the things you find at home!
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