Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Star Trek" Music

Flipping through music books today, I came across an old song I should know but can't recall ever hearing. It was the Theme From "Star Trek." This was apparently written in 1966 and the words are by Gene Roddenberry himself. The music was by Alexander Courage. I vaguely remember the music that played at the beginning of Star Trek, I just don't remember ever hearing any words. Even so, I think the lyrics are kind of interesting because of the theme and who wrote them. So, I thought I'd share them and see if anyone recognizes them.

Beyond the rim of the starlight
My love is wand'ring in star flight
I know he'll find in star clustered reaches
love, strange love a starwoman teaches.

I know his journey ends never;
His Star Trek will go on forever.
But tell him while he wanders his starry sea
Remember, remember me.

So there you go. If you happen to remember hearing these words on some show or movie please feel free to remind me where I might have heard them. Thanks.


me said...

I have never heard of this, and being a dork, I should. I hope someone with a clue gets back to you. Makes the theme song to Enterprise not so bad.

Lee said...

Thanks Me. It is kind of dorky isn't it. Not having watched much of Enterprise I went and looked up the theme song. You were right. This one makes that one much better.

For anyone who doesn't know the lyrics of the Enterprise Theme Song here they are:

Faith of The Heart
written by Diane Warren and sung by Russell Watson

It's been a long road
Getting from there to here
It's been a long time
But my time is finally near
And I will see my dream come alive at last,
I will touch the sky
And they're not gonna hold me down no more
No, they're not gonna change my mind
Cause I got faith of the heart
I'm going where my heart will take me
I got faith to believe
I can do anything
I got strength of the soul
And no one's gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I got faith
Faith of the heart...

Mike Carr said...

I knew that there were words to the original Star Trek theme but I have never seen them before. However, I love the Diane Warren theme to Enterprise and it was cool to get the words to it. Just another reason to love your blog!

Lee said...

Mike, Thank you SO much! It's really special when someone not only visits but takes time to explore beyond the obvious. I'm glad you love my blog and delighted that you've come, commented, and hope you will come again! Long live SciFi fans!