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Thread #49018   Message #756394
Posted By: Mrrzy
29-Jul-02 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: For the Godless March on Washington
Subject: Lyr Add: FUNNY LITTLE MAN (Seals & Crofts)
(had to go look them up)

FUNNY LITTLE MAN

(lyrics by James Seals; music by James Seals & Dash Crofts, 1971)
From the album SUMMER BREEZE (1972).

See the funny little man, huffing and puffing and digging the sand.
In his search for something to build, perhaps a church on the side of a hill.
Little does he know that he's working in vain.
When rain comes the hill will come sliding down and will not hold.

See the funny little man, running and hiding and flailing his hands.
Asking himself what could have gone wrong, for he has worked hard the whole day long.

See the funny little man, small in his size when compared to the land.
When will he grow up, can time wait until
The funny little man can see beyond the hill.

This seems to be to be a perfect metaphor for the reliance on religion instead of reality.