Natureally

© Jeffrey Hellman 1991

 

 

 

 

You say our brains are bigger than most

We're civilized excellent hosts

In fact the natural born ruler's of the world

 

We're always thinking so very hard

'bout how to play the next card

The deck is burning and we don't feel the heat

 

Think about those dinosaurs

So high and mighty living like lords

Now they're just part of our floor

 

Bird brains the size of a pea

Give pleasant song on a summer breeze

Called away from the cold

By a voice strong and old as the sea

 

We traded instinct for reasoning brains

Then reasoned nature into a cage

It's just part of coming of age

 

Big business been digging our graves

Building tombstones higher each day

Selling love and death with baited breath

They show us cheese

 

We're creating a chemical womb

What new life shall spring forth from our doom

Despite all our forces, the metamorphoses shall inherit the earth