I think this song is sad, but beautifully sad. Once a normal germ, it grows and -- while it feels special (hence "behold the mystery that is me!") -- it has no one to show how special it is to. It spends 3 years alone just growing and getting even more special, the whole time alone with no one to show off to or talk to. Finally, 3 years later when it gets back to Earth it is in the spotlight! Naturally it is happy, but then they discover that it is not so special to them after all and that lets it down. Therefore, it regresses back to being sad ("We're all alone").
The sad story coupled with the upbeat folky music is a nice touch, like I said it makes it beautifully sad. I think Linnell may have been depressed or sad when writing this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 06:45, 22 May 2006
It's historical: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reports_of_Streptococcus_mitis_on_the_Moon 220.127.116.11 20:53, 10 May 2014 (EDT)