The Origin Of Love
When the earth was still flatAnd clouds made of fireAnd mountains stretched up to the skySometimes higherFolks roamed the earth like big rolling kegsThey had two sets of armsThey had two sets of legsThey had two faces peeringOut of one giant headSo they could watch all around themAs they talked; while they readAnd they never knew nothing of loveIt was before the origin of loveThe origin of loveAnd there were three sexes then,One that looked like two menGlued up back to backCalled the children of the sunAnd similiar in shape and girthWere the children of the earthThey looked like two girls rolled up in oneAnd the children of the moonWere like a fork shoved on a spoonThey were part sun, part earth, part daughter, part sonThe origin of loveWhen the gods grew quite scaredOf our strength and defianceAnd Thor said “I’m gonna kill them all with my hammerLike I killed the giants”But Zeus said “NoYou better let me use my lightning like scissorsLike I cut the legs off the whalesAnd dinosaurs into lizards”Then he grabbed up some boltsAnd he let out a laughSaid “I’ll split them right down the middleGonna cut them right up in half”And the storm clouds gathered aboveInto great balls of fire.And then fire shot down from the sky in boltsLike shining blades of a knifeAnd it ripped right through the fleshOf the children of the sun and the moonAnd the earthAnd some Indian god sewed the wound upInto a holePulled it ‘round to our belliesTo remind us the price we payAnd Osiris and the gods of the NileGathered up a big stormTo blow a hurricaneTo scatter us awayA flood of wind and rainA sea of tidal wavesTo wash us all awayAnd if we don’t behaveThey’ll cut us down againWe’ll be hopping around on one footAnd looking through one eyeThe last time I saw youWe had just split in twoYou was looking at meI was looking at youYou had a way so familiarBut I could not recognize'cause you had blood in your faceAnd I had blood in my eyesBut I could swear by your expressionThat the pain down in your soulWas the same as the one down in mineThat’s the painThat cuts a straight line down through the heartWe call it loveSo we wrapped our arms around each otherTrying to shove ourselves back togetherWe were making loveMaking loveIt was a cold dark evening such a long time agoWhen by the might hand of JoveIt was a sad story how we becameLonely two-legged creaturesIt’s the storyThe origin of loveThat’s the origin of love.

The Origin Of Love


When the earth was still flat
And clouds made of fire
And mountains stretched up to the sky
Sometimes higher
Folks roamed the earth like big rolling kegs
They had two sets of arms
They had two sets of legs
They had two faces peering
Out of one giant head
So they could watch all around them
As they talked; while they read
And they never knew nothing of love
It was before the origin of love
The origin of love

And there were three sexes then,
One that looked like two men
Glued up back to back
Called the children of the sun
And similiar in shape and girth
Were the children of the earth
They looked like two girls rolled up in one
And the children of the moon
Were like a fork shoved on a spoon
They were part sun, part earth, part daughter, part son

The origin of love

When the gods grew quite scared
Of our strength and defiance
And Thor said “I’m gonna kill them all with my hammer
Like I killed the giants”
But Zeus said “No
You better let me use my lightning like scissors
Like I cut the legs off the whales
And dinosaurs into lizards”
Then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh
Said “I’ll split them right down the middle
Gonna cut them right up in half”
And the storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire.

And then fire shot down from the sky in bolts
Like shining blades of a knife
And it ripped right through the flesh
Of the children of the sun and the moon
And the earth
And some Indian god sewed the wound up
Into a hole
Pulled it ‘round to our bellies
To remind us the price we pay
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile
Gathered up a big storm
To blow a hurricane
To scatter us away
A flood of wind and rain
A sea of tidal waves
To wash us all away
And if we don’t behave
They’ll cut us down again
We’ll be hopping around on one foot
And looking through one eye

The last time I saw you
We had just split in two
You was looking at me
I was looking at you
You had a way so familiar
But I could not recognize
'cause you had blood in your face
And I had blood in my eyes
But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine
That’s the pain
That cuts a straight line down through the heart
We call it love
So we wrapped our arms around each other
Trying to shove ourselves back together
We were making love
Making love
It was a cold dark evening such a long time ago
When by the might hand of Jove
It was a sad story how we became
Lonely two-legged creatures
It’s the story
The origin of love
That’s the origin of love.

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Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes - brown sugar pound cupcakes filled with nutella (by Danielle)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes - brown sugar pound cupcakes filled with nutella (by Danielle)

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

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