The Prime Directive

from by Andy Getch

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I watched a lot of Star Trek reruns as a kid, and saw Gene Roddenberry speak while I was a student at The University of Florida. In the television show, The Prime Directive was a philosophy to not interfere with developing cultures. I repurposed that concept for my college goals.

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[G] [F#] [G] [F#]
[G] I need a goal, [F#] I need a purpose
[G] A single minded [F#] focus
[G] To keep me from [F#] temptation
[G] From quitting and [F#] going home
[G] [F#] [G] [F#]
[G] I need a channel, a [F#] conduit
[G] A push to get me [F#] through it
[G] When hard times drag me into [F#] darkness
[G] And I can’t find [F#] my spark

[E] The prime directive is my beacon
A flashing radio tower light
The prime directive is my beacon
A flashing radio tower light
The prime directive is my beacon
A flashing radio tower light
At the end of a long road
On a lonely highway drive
[F] The prime directive is my reason
To keep me moving forward
Progress through the worst mess
Carry through this slide

[G] I need a test, [F#] I need a benchmark
[G] A milestone to see where [F#]I started
[G] And show me [F#] where I’ll be
[F] At the [E] end

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from After The Society, released November 28, 2016

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