Back to the Beginning

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Deep time--what's it really all about?
Is it even something we can know about?
How deep can you dig into history?
The deeper you go, the deeper the mystery
You can give it a name like Precambrian Time
But that's 4 billion years on a very long timeline

Magma to granite
Sandstone to quartzite
Limestone to marble
And shale into slate

(chorus)
Can you take me back when the Earth was newly spinning?
Can you take me back, back, back, back to the beginning?
Can you take me back when the Earth was newly spinning?
Can you take me back, back, back, back to the beginning?
Time is marching on
On and on and on
(no stopping, no stopping, you just can't stop it!)
Time is marching on
On and on and on

Precambrian Time, mysterious, primeval
A time of great geologic upheaval
Primitive life in a shifting landscape
Try to comprehend it, it's enough to make you go ape

Magma to granite
Sandstone to quartzite
Limestone to marble
And shale into slate

(repeat chorus)

instrumental

The Precambrian! Comprising seven-eights of Earth's history!

(repeat chorus)

From Precambrian to the Paleozoic
From the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic!
From Precambrian to the Paleozoic
From the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic!
From Precambrian to the Paleozoic
From the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic!
From Precambrian to the Paleozoic
From the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic!

Time is marching on . . .

credits

from The Fossil Record, released May 10, 2019
drums, vocals: dustin jordan
bass, vocals: ryan mosley
guitars, vocals, keyboards, theremini: ray hedgpeth

music by ray hedgpeth, ryan mosley and dustin jordan
words by ray hedgpeth
2019 Improbable Futon Music ASCAP

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The Amoeba People Lakewood, California

The Amoeba People are musical ambassadors from the Planet Crouton, here to learn about our world, to unravel the wonders of its natural history, to study the life which inhabits it and to parse the mysteries of the human species by learning its dance moves. The band consists of Mr. Hedgpeth (captain), Mr. Jordan (navigator), and Mr. Mosley (engineer and technician). ... more

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