Professor Karmadillo sings about Mars

Catch the latest video from Professor Karmadillo – a song about the rovers crawling around the surface of Mars.

Watch it and pay attention to the David Bowie influenced lyrics here!


It ain’t no godawaful small affair being a robot sent to Mars
You ain’t a girl with mousy hair; You’re a one tonne remote control car
Daddy told you to go and send back images of what you see
Now at Mission Control, they’re hooked to their silver screens

First came the Viking hordes flights are still being planned
No sailors in dance halls, these missions are all unmanned
Only half the flights launched, make it; Rule Britannia is out of bounds
The Beagle 2s innovative balloon based landing system had a bit too much bounce

You landed in the Gale Crater, cushioned by suspension and parachute
You are your own generator, powered 32 plutonium cubes
You are your own navigator, six wheels and cameras help move
Now you’re up there gathering data, from the seat with the clearest view


You’re a giant robot rover of the surface of Mars / driving round, finding paths
on your way to Mount Sharp
Photographing scenery / rock sampling with chemistry
I’m amazed that you’ve gone so far

You’re a giant robot rover of the surface of Mars / driving round, finding paths
remote controlled science car
Spirit Opportunity / Viking Curiosity
I’m amazed that we’ve gone so far


No Norfolk broads, but lots of iron oxide rich soil
No Ibizan seas, but there’s more heavy water that you have seen
No mickey mouse or cows, but if there evidence for life around
You’ll find it / you’ll find it / you’ll find it around

© Rishi Nag 2013


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