Tempest In A Teacup

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James Hurley
2008
James Hurley

Story

The wider the perspective, the smaller the problem. A glimpse at humanity's place in the universe.

Lyrics

Tempest in a teacup

copyright 2007 T. James Hurley

 

Saw the story in the news, someone tried to share their views

with someone else that just would not agree.

Angry words and tempers flared, sabres rattled, war declared,

now once again we’re standing on the brink.

 

Day after day the sun comes up and goes back down.

And nothing we can say will change the way the world goes ‘round.

Holding on to our illusions we tumble ‘round the sun.

Like a tempest in a teacup while the universe goes on and on and on.

 

Given the way it’s gone so far I wonder why it seems so hard

to understand that something must be wrong.

Find anything to believe, convert the world and make them see

your one true way...even if it takes a gun.

 

While day after day the sun comes up and goes back down.

And nothing we can say will change the way the world goes ‘round.

Holding on to our illusions we tumble ‘round the sun.

Like a tempest in a teacup while the universe goes on and on and on.

 

All we’ve ever become is older, without becoming wise.

If only passage of time could teach us, love might reach us...

But ‘til that time…Day after day…Day after day…

 

We tumble ‘round the sun, the way we’ve always done, like a tempest in a teacup.

 

And the universe goes on.