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“I Will Be Back One Day” is my latest NASA music montage.
The lyrics refer more to someone pioneering the Old West, the general theme of the album, but certainly it can be interpreted for a space explorer leaving the Earth. The person speaking the lyrics vows to return and meet someone “by the great big lake.” That's easily interpreted as the oceans where Mercury, Gemini and Apollo landed. It could also refer to the dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base. The “great big lake” could even refer to space itself.
Anyway, the above video is what my mind conjured by listening to the song.
My earlier NASA music montages: