Pernille Quigg - singer song writer
Armstrong(lyrics) by John Stewart

I first heard ´Armstrong´ on an old Iain McKintosh album. I loved his understated delivery and the sentiment of the song. Although it points out some of all the things that are wrong in our world, it manages also to remind us of our common humanity.

Black boy in Chicago
Playing in the street
He hasn't many clothes to wear
He hasn't much to eat
But don't you know he saw it
On a July afternoon
He saw a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon

Young girl in Calcutta
Barely eight years old
The flies that swarm the market place
Will see she don't grow old
Don't you know she heard it
On that July afternoon
She heard a man named Armstrong
Had walked upon the moon
She heard a man named Armstrong
Had walked upon the moon

The rivers are getting dirty
The air is getting bad
Sometimes it seems like war and hate
Are the only things we've had
But all the world stopped to watch
On a July afternoon
To watch a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon
To watch a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon
To watch a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon

And I wonder if a long time ago
Somewhere in the universe
They watched a man named Adam
Walk upon the earth

 

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