Near Earth Object.
A solid body whose orbit lies within the orbit of Mars.
Moons Asteroids. Meteorites.
And human debris.
You can see a meteorite almost any night.
Go out to the desert

They are pieces of stars,
You might find a piece.

Same as you and me

They have travelled through space for thousands of years.

Perhaps you will get lucky
but you will never find a piece of Soyuz
or Sputnik or Apollo 9
They are still out there

They are very faint
And the pollution in earths atmosphere
washes out their pale light

Floating without air, without light
Or else - charred on the re-entry
They are still out there floating

Within the orbit of Mars.

Look at it this way:
a river of space, a ribbon of time
like a burial by a beaurocrat
undercover of a cold war risk.
a cloud of dust-a cloud of rubble
spinning in space on the heels of the Hubble
a parallel, or a temporal rip
in the belly of the Cosmos
a fossilized finger
Somewhere in a hanger

Stored by the government, hidden from the press
some young top gun s first solo
turned out to be a N.E.O.

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N.E.O. Lyrics

Thomas Dolby – N.E.O. Lyrics

Songwriters: T. DOLBY, DR. TERENZI

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