I once went planet hunting,
And looking from above,
I saw a world of blue and green,
A world I thought I loved.
I saw green trees and sparkling seas,
And mountains tipped in white,
And stars that shone when the sun had gone,
And daytime turned to night.
On closer observation,
I saw a world obsessed with greed,
And a population overwhelmed,
With things they didn’t need.
I saw many lonely people,
This world had left behind,
And a band of fools who’d forged the tools,
For killing their own kind.
There were men who couldn’t love,
Who’d forgotten how to give,
In this world I saw from up above,
I wouldn’t like to live.