Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Interplanet Janet by Schoolhouse Rock

They say our solar system is centered 'round the sun,
Nine planets, large and small, parading by.
But somewhere out in space,
There's another shining face
That you might see some night up in the sky. Interplanet Janet, she's a galaxy girl,
A solar system Ms. from a future world,
She travels like a rocket with her comet team
And there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen,
No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen. She's been to the Sun, it's a lot of fun,
It's a hot-spot, It's a gas!
Hydrogen and helium in a big, bright, glowing mass. It's a star, it's a star! So Janet got an autograph! Mercury was near the Sun so Janet stopped by,
But the mercury on Mercury was much too high, so
Janet split for Venus but on Venus she found
She couldn't see a thing for all the clouds around.
Earth looked exciting, kind of green and inviting,
So Janet thought she'd give it a go.
But the creatures on that planet looked so very weird to Janet,
She didn't even dare to say hello. It's a bird, it's a plane! Why, it must be a UFO, but it was:
Interplanet Janet, she's a galaxy girl,
A solar system Ms. from a future world,
She travels like a rocket with her comet team
And there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen,
No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen. Mars is red and Jupiter's big
And Saturn shows off its rings.
Uranus is built on a funny tilt
And Neptune is its twin,
And Pluto, little Pluto, is the farthest planet from our Sun. They say our solar system is not alone in space.
The Universe has endless mystery.
Some future astronaut
May find out that what he'd thought
Was a shooting star instead turned out to be... Interplanet Janet, she's a galaxy girl,
A solar system Ms. from a future world,
She travels like a rocket with her comet team
And there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen,
No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen.

AS DOUGLAS ADAMS WROTE.. I THINK... THERE IS A BIG SIGN OUT IN SPACE SOMEWHERE ON THE APPROACH TO EARTH THAT SAYS 'KEEP AWAY'. NOW THAT WE HAVE BAT SHIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE IT IS EVEN MORE TRUE THAN IT WAS IN 1977.

2 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

schoolhouse rock was an awesome idea. It enabled kids to memorize rad songs with lyrics that taught you shit. For the most part it worked. Any kid who grew up in the 70's knows these songs. They should have never stopped. I don't think interplanenet Janet is a very good one though. Never liked it. The songs that bob dorough sang were way better. His voice was legendary. I wish he would have never stopped. My only complaint about schoolhouse rock is there are not enough songs. They should have been doing it non stop all these years. Now he is in his 90's and will be dead. Lame. They did release a new video in 2009 about global warming and it was so rad. Archer used to request it all the time. It's called save the ocean. Amazing stuff. Gives me hope in the human race. But sad it was just one video. Lame. So lame

Dan Tschirhart said...

Schoolhouse Rock was amazing and I wish they never stopped

So many good songs and they actually taught you cool things

Yeah this one wasn't my favorite song either, but the lyrics are cool

That's the way it seemed to work, the lyrics were usually spot on, but the music was hit or miss

Some of my favorites - I'm Just a Bill - 3 is the Magic Number - Conjunction Junction

They came out with a CD in the 90's with a bunch of covers of these songs

I own it, and about half of it is good - which seems apropo

oh and Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here was another gem

and Electricity, Electricity and Unpack Your Adjectives

Man or Astro Man? is the band that covers this song on the cd

'As your body grows bigger

Your mind must flower

It's great to learn

Cause knowledge is power!'