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Explosive Origins
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Reminds us that we are descendents of the Big Bang, stars that exploded, and dust.
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Acoustic - Folk
Charts #11 in subgenre today (peak #1)
Previous peak charts position #23
Alan Marscher
1999 by Alan Marscher
March 28, 2008
MP3 3.0 MB
128 kbps bitrate
3:17 minutes
Story behind the song
The average carbon atom in your body has passed through 5 stars since it was first made in a star that ended its life by exploding as a supernova. The atoms released by exploding stars collect themselves in clouds of gas and dust, which ultimately collapse from gravity to form new stars, planets, and the things on planets - like us.
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1. We've elevated our genes from one-celled things and developed thinking brains We've crawled out of the seas and climbed up the trees and then climbed down again Now we've multiplied and species have died from our overpopulation We've polluted the air, oxygen's getting rare from deforestation Yeah, we're stripping the Earth for all that it's worth and it can't be restored again Animals and plants from redwoods to ants suffer at the humans' hands Chorus 1: We must remind ourselves just who we are and how our lives began For we are remnants of exploded stars, descendents of the Big Bang If we allow ourselves a humble fate, then we'll be to blame For betraying a heritage so great that we won't deserve the name. . . homo sapiens 2. For we are dust from the stars and have journeyed so far from explosive origins We have reasoned our way to a glorious day of world domination We've reached into our souls to accomplish our goals of liberation From natural bounds that could cause us to drown in seas of limitation Now the future is yours to discover the cures from self-annihilation Step out of your shell, climb out of this hell built by past generations [Chorus 1] Chorus 2: We must remind ourselves just who we are and how our lives began For we are remnants of exploded stars, descendents of the Big Bang If we pursue a noble destiny worthy of our name We can justify our ancestry and we'll deserve the claim. . . to true wisdom
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