Think About Life

Songs of Ascension : Track 7

(so much suffering, such suffering in life)

Yeh yeah

It's a beautiful world

It's a beautiful world

For you

Think about life, and depression sets in
All your ambitions, end up in the bin
Confused about all lifes tragedies
The senseless life, that we all lead

Think about all, the mindless destruction
Chopping down trees, for concrete construction
Killing animals and plants for his petty needs
Always pulling up roots and never, sowing seeds

Look around, what do you see
Man progressing on land and on sea
Legalizing murder with distortions of war
What the hell are we heading for

We're marching onwards to the edge of a cliff
Stubborn and foolish, blindfolded and deaf
Consequences ignored, priority is progress
One man has decided, It's all for the best

Technology takes you to the end of the world
Nuclear holocaust, let's give it w whirl
For millions of years, this planet has survived
Along came man and it's time to die

Stop and think
Think about life
Think about life
Look around…
Wha'd'y'see

It's a beautiful world
It's a beautiful world
It's a beautiful world
It's a beautiful world
For you
For you
For you…*

 

(Rush this fear rush this…)

 

c Strawb 1980??!

 

*Additional DEVO tribute re: their song

"Beautiful World"

 

O.K. So I'm not 15 in the photo, but this image taken from my book

I & I Must Be Alone

Also written around 1995/96 and un-published