^As I said, I don't see the song so much as a mission statement for Star Trek
as a whole as a perfect fit for Archer's state of mind at the start of the series. He's frustrated that "It's been a long road" getting to the point of testing the Warp 5 engine, but he's determined that "my time is finally here." He's eager to see his father's "dream come alive at last" and to "touch the sky," and the Vulcans are "not gonna hold me down no more" and "not gonna change my mind." And so on. Maybe it wasn't so good a fit for the Archer of later seasons, as he gained more, well, seasoning, but for the Archer of season 1, and particularly of "Broken Bow," it's dead-on.