The Atom
music: Simon & Garfunkel
vocals: Insect Ballet (Casey Connor, Susan Appe)
guitar: Casey Connor
I am just an atom and my story's seldom told.
I have squandered nanoseconds
on a campaign full of mumbles such are promises.
It's all rhetoric, still a proton likes electrons
and they offered me a deal; oh lie lie lie...
In their manufactured Cold War they told me
I was the best;
that I'd fight for truth and justice and
they sure loved my waveparticle duality.
I was naive! I agreed to speak to neutrons
that were waiting in the hall.
I was mighty proud, feeling several angstroms tall.
Lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie,
lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie.
They said "It works just like the sun except that
lots of people die."
"It's an instrument of peace except that all it does it feed our
bloated war machine."
"Free Energy! Yeah, except for all the startup costs and cleanup
costs and sotrage costs and healthcare cost and environmental costs
and political costs."
I asked only for a reason.
I went looking for some sense but I got no answers;
just a dogmatic waffling about 'security'.
They are twofaced! The peacetime dividend was spent on guns to
start a brand new race; Oh not again...
Lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie,
lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie.
Now I'm laying out my electron shells and wishing
I was gone, going home...
Where the Lawrence Livermore labs aren't beating me Depleting me...
going home.
In the clearing on Vieques stands the general in charge with his
face lost in a daydream of Space Cowboys and Indians but suddenly
I wake up and
I know what I must do I am leaving,
I am leaving I will not fuse for you! Oh no no no...
Lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie, lie lie
lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie
lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie lie.
