Audio and Dylan - The Birth And The Death Lyrics
From space, it seems an abstraction
A magician’s trick on a darkened stage.
And from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive.
It first appeared in the sea almost four billion years ago
In an explosion of life spanning millions of years,
Nature’s first multicellular organisms began to multiply…
And then it stopped. 440 million years ago,
A great mass extinction would kill off nearly every species on the planet, leaving the vast oceans decimated and empty.
Slowly, plants began to evolve, then insects,
Only to be wiped out in the second great mass extinction upon the Earth. The cycle repeated again and again.
Reptiles emerging, independent of the sea
Only to be killed off.
Then dinosaurs, struggling to life along with the first birds, fish, and flowering plants – their decimations Earth’s fourth and fifth great extinctions.
Only 100,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens appear– man.
(Independent of the sea only to be killed off)