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How Did We Make It To Here?

We whizz round in space in a miracle. A bit closer in and we’d fry
A bit further out we’d be frozen, except perhaps a week in July
And if the earth was a little bit smaller, we’d float off in space and be lost
And if the earth was a little bit bigger, gravity would have us all squashed

But somehow we seem to survive
Hanging on year after year
But if you think it’s amazing we were ever alive
Tell me ... how did we make it to here?

Cos ever since Cain bumped off Abel, we’ve been determined to get ourselves dead
You’d think we’d learn not to trust all the nutters, but we ask them to lead us instead
And as the nutters have got stranger and stronger and millions of people have died
It’s just surprising no nutter’s hit the nuclear button, though Lord knows a few of them tried

We say we’re intelligent beings and that’s true to a greater extent
But although there’s been loads of intelligence, you might wonder where it all went
Is it waiting for internet shopping to come? Is it sozzled on supermarket gin?
Is it sat watching telly all day to the point where it’s lost all the use of its limbs?

Still we’re no nearer Utopia, though the road there’s so obvious it shines
But the rich take control while the poor take the crumbs, everyone else thinks that everything’s fine
They say “By George! We’re a civil society!” But the fabric is stretched very thin
Just start a rumour there’s a shortage of petrol, and watch us fight over bread and baked beans

So what are the odds for the future? Cos people need telling so much
Which end to open their pack of pistachios and a warning it may contain nuts
And countless other patronising messages; why we need these is anyone’s guess
Is it cos we’re all dangerously stupid? Sadly, the answer is, YES!!

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2009 Den Miller