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The origin of love


by Rufus Wainwright. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


When the earth was still flat, and the 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, two sets of legs
They had two faces peering out of one giant head
And they could watch all around them
And they talked while they read
And they never knew nothing of love
It was before the origin of love
Origin of love

And there were three sexes then
One that looked like two men glued back to back
Called the children of the sun
And similar 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
Origin of love

Now 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."
And Zeus said:
"No, you better let me use my lightning, like scissors
Like I cut the legs off whales
And dinosaurs into lizards."
Then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh, said:
"I'll split them right down to the middle
Gonna rip them right in half."
And then storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire

And the 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 would up into a hole
Pulled it 'round to our belly
To remind us of 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
In a flood of wind and rain
And a sea of tidal waves
To wash us all away
And if we dont behave
They'll cut us down again
And well be hopping round on one foot
Looking through one eye

Last time I saw you
We had just split in two
You were looking at me, and I was looking at you
You had a way so familiar
But I could not recognize
'Cause you had blood on 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 pain down in mine
That's the pain
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
It was a cold dark evening such a long time ago
When by the mighty hand of Jove
It was the sad story
How we became lonely two-legged creatures
It's the story of
The origin of love
That's the origin of love, origin of love, origin of love
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  1. A rose that needs some water
  2. Albatross
  3. As in happy
  4. Bewitched
  5. Complaine De La Butte
  6. Complainte De La Butte
  7. Get outta town
  8. Halleluja
  9. He ain't heavy...he's my brother
  10. I eat dinner
  11. I wonder what became of me
  12. I'll build a stairway to paradise
  13. It's only a paper moon
  14. King of the road
  15. L'absence
  16. Leaving for paris
  17. Leaving you
  18. Quand Vous Mourrez De Nos Amours (reprise De Gilles Vigneault)
  19. Shut down the world (leaving you)
  20. Sonnet 29
  21. Sonnet 29 – when in disgrace with fortune & men's eyes
  22. Superman
  23. The maker makes
  24. The motion waltz (emotional commotion)
  25. The origin of love
  26. Ups and downs
  27. Ashes
  28. Banks Of The Wabash
  29. Do You Love An Apple?
  30. Hallelujah
  31. Heartburn
  32. I'm A-runnin'
  33. Instant Pleasure
  34. La Complainte De La Butte
  35. Le Roi D'y's
  36. Liberty Cabbage
  37. Rainbow Crossing
  38. Rose That Needs Water
  39. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  40. That Night
  41. The Money Song
  42. Two Gold Rings
  43. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  44. When Will I Be Loved

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