Make It So

In the 24th century
Everything is peachy keen
Everybody has enough
The replicators replicate all kinds of cool stuff
You can wander all across the universe
No quadrant is too far off to traverse
Exploration is humanity’s highest goal
They’ve discovered all kinds of planets, they’re really on a roll
How can we get there from here?
We’ve lost our way, I fear
Oh captain, won’t you show us where to go?
Make it so, make it so, oh, make it so

In the 24th century
Men and women live in harmony
There’s peace and justice within the human race
All shapes and colors floating happily through space
People run around in trios and in pairs
Occupy their time with wild love affairs
Ancient history recalls the world wars
When the rich were rich and the poor were poor
Gotta sprout wings over this brink
Will we rise or will we sink?
Captain, won’t you show us where to go?
Make it so, make it so, oh, make it so

In the 24th century
Even the air is clean
On the earth sparklin’ waters run
All the little kids are having lots of fun
Petrochemicals are a relic of the past
All the little hovercrafts are built to last
There’s not a smokestack in the sky
Just little birdies flyin’ happy and high
I’m trying to predict through the haze
Yeah I’m waitin’ for those good old days
Captain, won’t you tell us where to go?
Make it so, make it so, oh, make it so

“Make It So” was the title track of the CD I put out in 1996.

Star Trek is, in many ways, a wonderful science fiction fantasy about a utopian future without money, where everybody has enough of everything.  How capitalism was overthrown is never made clear, but it seems fairly evident that within the Federation it has been.  As a kid I watched all of the episodes of the original Star Trek TV series, more than once.  As a young adult I watched all of the Next Generation episodes at least once, which is where the phrase “make it so” comes from — it was Captain Picard’s favorite phrase.

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