WAR IN HEAVEN
by Lynda Williams
(A variation on 'Cheek to Cheek' by Irving Berlin, inspired by Kathleen Sullivan,
Performed on Hiroshima Day, August 6th, 2001 at LANL, Symposium 2001)
Heaven, War in Heaven
Gonna build a missile shield in Outer Space!
To protect us from evil rogue states.
Even if it starts a hi tech weapons race.
Which we'll win cuz we're entitled
To control and dominate
And cuz no one else is half as rich
To keep up with our spending rate.
And you know we're so much better
At building bombs than building peace.
So forget that silly NPT
And wimpy diplomacy.
NMD! Oh what a technical thrill!
Ooh the kill vehicles!
Space lasers give me the chills!
Heaven, War in Heaven!
And we won't be stopped by the ABM treaty!
As old and out of date as Dick Cheney.
'Masters of Space' is our manifest destiny!