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Lyr Add: Origin of Species (Chris Smither)

Jim Dixon 12 Oct 11 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ORIGIN OF SPECIES (Chris Smither)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 12:04 PM

I heard this on the radio today and loved it.

Here's my transcription from one of Chris Smither's live performances at YouTube. I think the wording differs somewhat from his studio recording. It's on his album "Leave the Light On" (2006) and the DVD "One More Night with Chris Smither" (2008), also the compilation "KGSR Broadcasts, Vol. 15" (2007).


ORIGIN OF SPECIES
Chris Smither

Well, Eve told Adam, "Snakes, I've had 'em! Let's get out o' here,
An' go raise this fam'ly someplace out o' town."
They left the garden just in time with the landlord cussin' right behind.
They headed east an' fin'lly settled down.
One thing led to another—a bunch o' sons, one killed his brother.
They kicked him out with nothin' but his clothes.
The human race survives 'cause those brothers all found wives,
But where they came from ain't nobody knows.

Then came the flood—go figger—just like New Orleans only bigger.
No one who couldn't swim would make it through.
Well, the lucky ones were on a boat—think circus and then make it float
And hope nobody pulls the plug on you.
How they fed that crowd is a myst'ry; it ain't down in the hist'ry,
But it's a cinch they didn't live on cakes and jam.
Lions don't eat cabbage, and in spite of that old adage,
You will never see one lie down with a lamb.

Well Charlie Darwin looked so far into the way things are,
He caught a glimpse of God's unfolding plan.
God said, "I'll make some DNA; they can use it any way they want
From Paramecium right up to man.
They'll have sex and mix up sections of their code; they'll have mutations.
The whole thing works like clockwork over time.
I'll just sit back in the shade while ev'ryone gets laid.
That's what I call intelligent design."
Yeah, you an' your cat named Felix, you both wrapped up in that double helix
Is what we call intelligent design.


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