Hedwig and the Angry Inch:Origin of Love

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“Origin of Love”
Artist: Steven Trask
Albums: Hedwig and the Angry Inch ()

When the Earth was still flat
And the clouds made of fire
And the mountains stretched up to the sky,
Sometimes Higher,
Folks roamed the earth
Like big rolling kegs
They had two sets of arms,
They had two sets of legs.
They had two faces pearing out of
One giant head so they could
Watch all around them
As they talked; while they read.
And they never knew nothing of love.
It was before the origin of love.

Now there was three sexes then;
One they looked like two men glued up back to back
They called the childen of the sun.
And similar in shape and girth was the children of the earth;
They looked like two girls rolled up in one.
And the children of the moon
Was like a fork shoved on a spoon;
They was part sun parth Earth
part daughter part sun.

Now the gods grew quite scared
Of our strength and defiance
And Thor said,
"I'm gonna kill them all with my hammer
Like I killed the giants."
But Zeus said, "No, you better let me
Use my lightning like scissors
Like I cut the legs off the whales
And dinosaurs into lizzards."
And then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh
Said, "I'll split 'em right down the middle
Gonna cut 'em right up in half."
And the storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire.

And then fire shot down
From the sky in bolts
Like shining blade of a knife.
And it ripped right through the flesh
Of the children of the sun and the moon and the Earth
And some Indian god sewed the wound up to a hole,
Pulled it round to our belly to remind us of the price we paid.
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile gathered up a big storm
To blow a hurricane,
To scatter us away
In a flood of wind and rain
And a sea of tidal waves;
To wash us all away.
And if we don't behave
They'll cut us down again
And we'll be hopping 'round on one foot
And looking through one eye.

The last time I saw you
We'd just split in two.
You was lookin' and me,
I was lookin' at you.
You had a way so familiar
But I could not recognize
'Cause you had blood on your face;
I had blood in my eyes.
But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine.
That's the pain that cuts a straight line
Down through the heart;
We call it love.
We wrapped our arms around each other,
Tried to shove our selves back together
We was makin' love.
Makin' love.
It was a cold dark evening
Such a long time ago
When by the mighty hand of Jove;
It was a sad story how we became
Lonely two-legged creatures.
That's the story of the origin of love.
That's the origin of love.
The origin of love.
The origin of love.
The origin of love.