Joe's Celestial Pawn Shop

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Michael Levy

Story

 There is a pawn shop somewhere in the sky (working class district) that the gods use. Joe there can set you up with a used moon, planet, or star.

Lyrics

Intro: I’m pulling into the parking lot of Joe’s Celestial Pawn Shop

In my Thor Galaxie – chariot of gods

I’m just a minor deity; I’m sure you’ve never heard of me

But believe me up here they all love my shop

Come on in then – past this curtain of quasars...

 

Chorus 1: Somebody left this pretty planet back in 2016

Look, it still floats and turns

I guess it got a little sunburned

Little bit of work—get the ocean to come down some

You look like you know antiques

So you can see, it’s priced real cheap

 

Can you believe the crap that some folks bring in here?

Here’s a bucket of moons—not one with any atmosphere

But this one’s nice, I even showed it to my wife

Pretty hard to please her though—she’s like, “Does it have intelligent life?”

 

Refrain: ‘Round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round
Ooh, yeah (2X)

 

Chorus 2: But it’s a pretty planet, from 2016

It still floats and turns

I guess it got a little sunburned

Little bit of work—get the ocean to come down some

Yeah, it’s a real nice find, if you’re the fixer-up kind

 

I’d like to give the owner a good talking-to

Shouldna let things get so bad—shoulda used his god juju

A few well-placed angels, woulda set the people straight

Put a stop to the ecocide, and all that nasty war and hate

 

Refrain: ‘Round and round.....

 

Chorus 3: But it’s on sale, ever since 2016

It still floats and turns

I guess it got a little sunburned

Little bit of work—get the ocean to come down some

I believe with some TLC, it could work again beautifully

I’ve seen worse and you think they’re done

Just needed that special someone

 

Coda: Thousands of planets coming through the door

But they don’t make orbs like this no more

Four billion years beyond pristine

But it could be...somebody’s dream

It could be...somebody’s dream

 

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