Interlude – If Only We Had Taller Been [Elite Dangerous]


The fence we walked between the years
Did balance us serene It was a place half in the sky where
In the green of leaf and promising of peach We’d reach our hands to touch and almost touch
the sky If we could reach and touch, we said,
‘Twould teach us, not to, never to, be dead We ached and almost touched that stuff;
Our reach was never quite enough. If only we had taller been
And touched God’s cuff, His hem, We would not have to go with them
Who’ve gone before, Who, short as us, stood as they could stand
And hoped by stretching tall that they might keep their land
Their home, their hearth, their flesh and soul. But they, like us, were standing in a hole O, Thomas, will a Race one day stand really
tall Across the Void, across the Universe and all? And, measured out with rocket fire,
At last put Adam’s finger forth As on the Sistine Ceiling,
And God’s hand come down the other way To measure man and find him Good
And Gift him with Forever’s Day? I work for that Short man, Large dream
I send my rockets forth between my ears Hoping an inch of Good is worth a pound of
years Aching to hear a voice cry back along the
universal mall: We’ve reached Alpha Centauri! We’re tall, O God, we are tall!

65 thoughts on “Interlude – If Only We Had Taller Been [Elite Dangerous]

  1. We've come such a long way as a species. We've still got a long way to go, let's hope our generations are the ones of discovery and awe when it comes to things like space.

  2. Thank you, a great piece with stunning views. Time to explorer, Keep up the good work.

  3. Was very sad it was a 3 minute video, was extremely happy it was fantastic video. Thanks again Pilot. Looking forward to next week. As always.

  4. Fantastic, I love that ! Like the flow of your lyrics on the music and the intonation !
    Great job the pilot ! 🙏👍

  5. Well, you managed to tell that poem perfectly, and it was a very fitting poem for this channel 🙂

  6. As usual the editing and visuals were top notch, the sudden onset existential crisis was unexpected though…

  7. I had actually forgotten about this poem. It's been a long time since I heard it. Very good reading, and visuals. Fantastic work

  8. I hate that we’re stuck between the time after the Earth is fully explored and before we can realistically explore Space. There’s so much I want to see that I never will.

  9. Absolutely beautiful….thank you mate….I feel I really was born far too soon as instead of playing this awesome game I'd just love to go outside to my car sized starship and set off into the void.

  10. A nice bit of culture for us unsophisticated space jockeys.
    A bit of serenity to listen to while I blast my way through another conflict zone.

  11. The quality of this channel is on a whole new level. I'm so glad I found it and only hope for it to go higher and be one of the top elite channels.

  12. Holy shit this is beautiful man. The way you spoke resonated in my ears and the poem itself almost made me cry. It makes me sad to think that all the sights we see in ED are the closed we will ever get to seeing it with our own eyes. The universe is a beautiful place full of mystery and wonder, I hope the generations that proceed ours with appreciate the splendor they will walk through. It makes me jealous. Excellent job!

  13. Amazing, who said it's better to create than destroy? Nice to see you let your creative juices flow.

  14. It's always nice to see another of your videos Pilot. They are by far my favorite videos on YouTube. Keep doing what you're doing.

  15. Who would have known.. You have the heart of a poet. You mande me cry.
    I thank you.

  16. So glad I waited till after work to watch this one, almost brought tears to my eyes pilot. Never have I felt more attached to this channel

  17. That was beautiful. A very nice addition in a different direction from the other Elite videos you make. Would love to see some more like this added in occasionally. Amazingly done.

  18. ED is a beautiful game. I love your ability to accentuate the beauty. Great work as always!
    o7

  19. Well, that was unexpected. Brilliant, mind you, but quite unexpected. I kinda hope this starts a new trend. Poetry, ED B-roll, and a certain soothing voice all go very well together. Very well indeed.

  20. Blessed to be subbed to you in such an early stage of your development. Watching you grow from video to video is something I myself look forward to. Godspeed Pilot, keep up the good work.

  21. This video made me glad I subbed to you. Your videos have always made me feel a little bit more peaceful, in a way.
    As others have said, this was really well read, and somehow exactly what I needed right now.
    Thanks for your work commander! O7

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