Written By Richard Thomas
SINCE THE DAWN OF CREATION VERSE 1
I’m walking down the street Shooting everything I see I just hit this little red button And record things beautifully I praise my day and say "there's never been One bright as my generation" But then, and suddenly God appears in front of me He smacks me in the face and says “This recording thing you do Is all very well, my hipster friend, But it ain’t nothing new”
It’s been that way since the dawn of creation It’s been that way since I gave you breath It’s been that way since the stars imploded It'll be that way long after your death A Caveman saw some buffalo and drew them… in a cave Don’t be so quick to disregard those paintings the cavemen gave
People been creating since the dawn of creation So go fuck yourself and listen to God
I say "well sir, I mean God, I know I'm very small, But cave paintings cannot speak My camera says it all” He says, “you speck of carbon shit You need to learn respect Before you fuck with mighty me Make sure your facts are checked." For the Phonographic Cylinder Recorded sound, you know Was invented by Thomas Edison Two centuries ago”
It’s been that way since the dawn of creation It’s been that way since I gave you breath It’s been that way since the stars imploded It'll be that way long after your death
And before you mention moving pictures- let me stop you there Been there, done that, frame by frame: the Brothers Lumiere
People been creating since the dawn of creation Now suck my cock I think I’ve made my point.
I say, “I’m sorry God Hate to piss on your parade But I should draw attention To a point you have not made In your rush to win the argument There’s one thing you forget You talk of paintings, sound and film But have you heard of the Internet? God says, “of course, I love it And sure, you can call it new, But the secret is we’ve always Been connected, me and you”
Everybody here and now Is ever present anyhow Sharing all the sights and sounds Creativity abounds Everything conceivable Is totally recordable And really quite affordable You have a voice, be audible!
BIG SLOW CHORUS
It’s been this way since the dawn of creation It’s been this way since the world went live We find a way to live forever With records or gods or a little thumb drive
BIGGER SLOWER CHORUS
Everyone is everything is everywhere c’mon let’s sing All together now we can't be ignored People been creating since the dawn of creation, so...
FAST BIG FINISH
Are you recording? Am I recording? Are we recording? Hit RECord......