Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Spin the Planet

I wrote this on Friday at Confluence. I blame tarkrai...

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2006

Spin the Planet

Let's spin the planet.
Got to get a handle on the world.
Let's spin the planet.
Let's go out and take her for a whirl.
A kaleidoscope of vision
In blue, green, white, and brown
And we're making a decision
That'll turn her upside down.
Let's spin the planet.
Let's spin the planet.

I've got to have the answer, 'cause I've got to make the call,
But I'm searching now for wisdom, 'cause I may not know it all.
You look at any mother's son,
I'm twice as smart as anyone
And everyone could be a lot like me.
But there's a chance I might surmise
To pull that trigger isn't wise.
I've got the itch to let her rip and see.

I just need some perspective, some help to ease my load
'Cause all my thoughts are spinning since I learned to crack the code:
Embedded in the DNA,
Resect and watch it run away
And open up your mind and let it soar.
I'm better, smarter than I was,
But smarter is as smarter does.
Don't know if I should do this any more.

I started with a virus that was tailored just for me,
But now that I am smarter, I know how to set it free.
Infectious now to every man,
Set genius leaping hand to hand
To try to make the world a better place.
So look at me with normal eyes
And tell me if I'm being wise
And if we'll get a better human race.

(Chorus twice)

Let's spin the planet.
Let's spin the planet.
Let's spin the planet.
Tags: filk, lyrics, musings

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