Awesome / Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

  • The Artilleryman's plan to rebuild society underground - unrealistic, sure, but the sheer enthusiasm and gusto makes it believable.
    Artilleryman: We'll build shops and hospitals and barracks right under their noses - right under their feet! Everything we need - banks, prisons and schools... We'll send scouting parties to collect books and stuff, and men like you'll teach the kids! Not poems and rubbish - science, so we can get everything working! We'll build villages and towns and... and... we'll play each other at cricket! Listen, maybe one day we'll capture a Fighting Machine, eh? Learn how to make 'em ourselves and then wallop! Our turn to do some wiping out! Whoosh with our Heat Ray - Whoosh! And them running and dying, beaten at their own game! Man on top again!
  • Thunderchild. Floating silently while the Tripods wade out to sea to block off escaping steamer ships. "Then with a deafening roar and whoosh of spray, it swung about and drove at full speed towards the waiting Martians."
    Moving swiftly through the waters
    Cannons blazing as she came
    Brought a mighty metal War-Lord
    Crashing down in sheets of flame
    Thinking fortune must have smiled
    'Come on Thunder Child'
    'Come on Thunder Child'
  • It's a Dying Moment of Awesome, but Beth defiantly singing her defense of, well, The Spirit of Man.