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Dan Bern - When the Earth Had Two Moons

Song Lyrics

Back when the earth had two moons
Back when the earth had two moons
Baby can you even remember that far back when the earth had two moons

We sold it to the people of Kababa
We sold it to the people of Kababa

A medium sized planet in a small solar system
In a very large galaxy just next door
A medium sized planet in a small solar system
In a very large galaxy just next door

Go to Jupiter, take the first right
Fly north north north for thirty billion light years
Remember that space is curved and you cant miss it
Remember that space is curved and you cant miss it

Back when the earth had two moons
Seems as though eclipses were incessent
Every seven years they were both full
Sometimes when one was full the other was a crescent

We sold it to the people of Kababa
For the berlin wall and all the tea in China
For the gross national product of America
For the cash crop of North Carolina

Back when the earth had two moons
Nobody had any money
Nobody ever had a fever
Noone ever slept alone either
Shoes were the only transportation
No one ever heard of litigation
There was hardly anybody who could spell
But everybody slept pretty well
But we sold it to the people of Kababa
For cars and roads and offices
For warner bros exxon and sony
For hamburger meat and baloney

But now we're better off, don't you see
We have CNN on the TV
Child hookers in the Phillipines to screw me
Kareoke for every wannabe
We got fast food and condoms and hair spray
We got the right to vote to take all of our rights away
We got life and the means to spend it
We even got the bomb in case we want to end it

But if you ever find yourself wishing
The moon was back in its original position
There's a rumor that the deal was never signed
And Kababa isn't difficult to find

Go to Jupiter, take the first right
Fly north north north for thirty billion light years
Remember that space is curved and you cant miss it
Remember that space is curved and you cant miss it

Back when the earth had two moons
Back when the earth had two mooons
Baby can you even remember back that far
Back when the earth had two moons
Back when the earth had two moons


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