The unique sight of our planet from outer space was a transformative experience for early astronaut and space explorer John Glenn. Holy s@#t, we are not the center of the universe!

Janis Siegal - Vocals
Adam Kornrieich - Guitars
Tony Mason - Drums
Andy Hess - Bass
Jonathan Perl - Piano, Electric Piano, Synths
Jon Shiffman - Percussion
Premik Russell Tubbs - Soprano Sax
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Jonathan Perl, except Drums recorded by Jonathan Perl and Paul Special
Basics Recording Assistant: Miles Blue-Spruce
Basics Recording 2nd Assistant: Alex Benjamin
Piano Recording Assistant and “Tape Op”: Miles Blue-Spruce
Guitar Recording Assistant: John Marron
Guitar Recording 2nd Assistant: Ben Lehoullier

Lyrics

John Glenn flew up and saw the whole planet
First person up in outer space
He got to see it with a Grand Perspective
He got to see the whole place
It humbled him to see that
Humbled him to know
What a perfect universe
What a fragile home

I can see all of Earth
Small and floating all alone
Like a baby in my arms
Better take good care of her
Now I know what things are worth
Now I know we need our home
Keep our shelter safe from harm
I can see all of her, all of her

I want to fly and see the whole picture
I want to fly above it all
I want to see things with a Grand Perspective
Where my worries are small
It’s humbling to see that
Our understanding is so slow
Our perspective’s out of touch
We’re more fragile then we know

I can see all of Earth
Small and floating all alone
Like a baby in my arms
Better take good care of her
Now I know what things are worth
Now I know we need our home
Keep our shelter safe from harm
I can see all of her, all of her

All of us are afloat on a raft in a vast endless ocean
What a small little thing set adrift in a big sea
We can be enemies then we'll fight until we’re broken
We can be like the one loving earth we want to be

I can see all of Earth
Small and floating all alone
Like a baby in my arms
Better take good care of her
Now I know what things are worth
Now I know we need our home
Keep our shelter safe from harm
I can see all of her, all of her