Australopithecus (preliminary rough mix)

04:16
Michael Levy

Lyrics

Verse 1:
We lived down by the river pool, where the water’s still and clear
She was nursing the youngest one; I was sharpening my spear
Meat was getting hard to find; something changing in our world
She said to me one icy morning, “Might not be enough for both our girls”

Chorus:
Australopithecus....Homo habilis....Homo erectus....and heidelbergensis  
Cousin Neanderthal and Homo sapiens, the wise one

Verse 2:
Band of strangers come upstream; someone said they’re not our kind
They’re eating all the roots and berries—if not for that I wouldn’t mind
Every day another fight, with another ape in skins
No one knows quite what to do, these days when patience is so thin

Chorus

Bridge:
I know that I am just an animal, though I dream in steel and oil flows through my veins
Like an animal I need you near me—Will anything I trusted still remain?
Shadows lay heavy on the city now, as this long summer day becomes twilight
Don't slip away from me....

Instrumental/Solo

Verse 3:
Went down to the grocery, looking for our daily bread
Meat is getting hard to buy; got something in a can instead
She asked me just the other day, why the rain won’t seem to come
River flood of scientists, they say it’s something that we’ve done

Final chorus:
Australopithecus....Homo habilis....Homo erectus....and heidelbergensis
All have fallen, but not Homo sapiens, the wise one.

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