...with lots of love for you, Jeff Thomas and the lyrics.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

the origin of love


when the earth was still flat
and the clouds made of fire
and mountains stretched up to the sky
sometimes higher

folks roamed the earth
like big rolling kegs
they had two sets of arms
they had two sets of legs

they had two faces peering
out of one giant head
so they could watch all around them
as they talked while they read

and they never knew nothing of love
it was before
the origin of love

and there was three sexes then
one that looked like two men
glued up back to back
called the children of the sun

and similar in shape and girth
was the children of the earth
they looked like
two girls rolled up in one

and the children of the moon
was like a fork shoved on a spoon
they was part sun, part earth
part daughter, part son

the origin of love

now the gods grew quite scared 
of our strength and defiance
and thor said,
"I'm gonna kill them all with my hammer,
like I killed the giants"

but zeus said, "no-
you better let me
use my lightning like scissors
like I cut the legs off the whales
dinosaurs into lizards"

then he grabbed up some bolts
he let out a laugh
said, "I'll split them right down the middle
gonna cut them right up in half"

and then storm clouds gathered above
into great balls of fire
and then fire shot down
from the sky in bolts
like shining blades of a knife

and it ripped right through the flesh
of the children of the sun 
and the moon and the earth

and some Indian god
sewed the up into a hole
pulled it round to our belly
to remind us of the price we pay

and osiris and the gods of the nile
gathered up a big storm
to blow a hurricane
to scatter us away

in a flood of wind and rain
a sea of tidal waves
to wash us all away
and if we don't behave
they'll cut us down again

and we'll be hopping 'round 
on one foot and 
looking through one eye

last time I saw you
we had just split in two
you were looking at me 
I was looking at you

you had a way so familiar
but I could not recognize
'cause you had blood on your face
I had blood in my eyes

but I could swear by your expression
that the pain down in your soul
was the same as the one down in mine

that's the pain
that cuts a straight line 
down through the heart
we call it love

we wrapped our arms around each other
tried to shove ourselves back together
we were making love
making love

it was a cold, dark evening
such a long time ago
when by the mighty hand of jove

it was the sad story how we became
lonely two-legged creatures
it's the story of the origin of love
that's the origin of love


@my best girl 

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