I considered waiting another three days before posting this so as to coincide with that earlier post’s anniversary, but you never know; anything can happen in just three days, and I didn’t want to risk you missing this little gem.
You’re a tiny little person on a planet
in a universe expanding and immense;
That life began evolving
in the deep primordial oceans by the hydrothermal vents;
Our Earth which had its birth almost five billion years ago
from out of a collapsing cloud of gas;
Through life which was quite new
and eventually led to you
in only three point five billion years or less.
My director just said, “Just have a wander round,” which is easy for him to say. Just over there is a pride of lions with young cubs, so the mothers are very protective. “Just wander around a bit,” said the director.
Deoxyribonucleic acid helps us replicate,
and randomly mutate from day to day.
We left the seas
and climbed the trees
and our biologies
continue to evolve through DNA.
We’re ninety-eight point nine percent
the same as chimpanzees
whose trees we left three million years ago
to wander, swapping genes,
out of Africa – which means
we’re related to everyone we know.
(Oh, ‘ello luv!)
Life is quite strange,
life is quite weird,
life is really quite odd.
Life from a star
is far more bizarre
than an old bearded bloke they call ‘god’.
So, gaze at the sky,
and start asking why
you’re even here on this call?
Although life is fraught,
the odds are so short,
you’re lucky to be here at all.
How wide can they open their jaws?
[Ah, three foot wide…]
About three feet?
[… and they can swallow a man whole.]
Yeah, so about three foot wide, can swallow a man whole…
Standing on a planet which is spinning round a star:
one of just a billion trillion suns
in a universe that’s ninety billion light years side to side
wondering where the heck it all came from.
You’ve a tiny little blink of life
to try and understand
what on Earth is really going on
in biology and chemistry
which made you you
and made me me
but don’t ask me –
I only wrote the song.
Hello. […] He’s coming for us… oh, god.
See you in 2022. I hope you have a good one!