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Dan Bern - Planet With Two Suns

Song Lyrics

My planet was beautiful,
Flowers growing three miles high
Four hundred and fifty different colours
Sometimes it was almost too many
Twice a day we saw the sun rise
Twice a day golden sunset

That was before the catastrophe
When the days were uniform length
For four years, 17 winters
When a day could be a minute or a year

I come from a planet with two suns
One of them exploded
And we went spinning madly across the solar system

My people have eleven senses
All of your seven plus some other ones
We knew how to travel on a symphony
We knew how to have sex with the sky
We knew how to drink our lovers
And we understood we need never say goodbye

I knew I had to find a place of refuge
If I wanted to survive
I had enough gasoline
To travel 50 trillion miles in one direction
Your planet seemed suitable even if it looked a little boring

I understand Jesus visited you
2,000 years ago
He came to us more recently
Six hundred and twenty-five years ago
Don't feel sorry that you treated him bad,
Everybody does
Don't feel bad that you put him on a cross
We flushed him down a black hole

I come from a planet with two suns
One of them exploded
And we went spinning madly across the solar system

I understand your scientists are working real hard
To unlock the secrets of the universe
They finally figured out the big bang
We've known it for 30,000 years
Every time a big bang booms
Everything stretches out and then comes back again
How many big bangs have there been
That's an easy thing to figure out
The number is 57
Followed by 138 trillion zeros
Why is this happening?
Why did the sun explode?
Will I ever see my home again?
Will I ever find my true love?

I come from a planet with beautiful things and beautiful stars
I come from a planet, will I ever see, will I ever see it again

I come from a planet with two suns
One of them exploded and we went spinning madly across the solar system


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