little chosen one
catapulted to the sun
you boldly went where no man had gone before

for weeks your body held on
waiting for the moment to come down
to see the faces you loved just one more time

you were up above the world so high
like a diamond in the sky
gave your life for humankind
what a view it must have been
so far from home and never to return again

the mission fell to you
the danger you faced was nothing new
so brave, always saving us from ourselves

you were up above the world so high
like a diamond in the sky
gave your life for humankind
what a view it must have been
so far from home and never to return again

it was the fall of 1957
a new star was lifted into heaven as your body fell to earth
little laika was it worth it?

what a view it must have been
so far from home and never to return

you were up above the world so high
like a diamond in the sky
gave your life for humankind
what a view it must have been
so far from home and never to return again

Written by Kyler England