My husband found an old Hawkwind recording online, and has been obsessively restoring a cut of Spirit of the Age.
When he commented to me that he ought to buy a HW tee shirt after listening to the song a dozen times over, my inner sartorialist was compelled to do a search and found this:
It’s very strange and humbling to me that a song presumably written from the perspective of a man who is the clone of a man who left earth for the far-reaches of outer space, now rueing that his girlfriend would be long dead once he could return to the big blue planet.
Now that I say this, I’m reminded of Moon, the 2009 film (warning: spoiler!) in which a man is seemingly temporarily stationed on Earth’s moon tending to a mine, poignantly missing wife and child – and it turns out he’s a clone. Was Duncan Jones inspired by Hawkwind?