Once We're Out Of The Way

from by The Seven Inches

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Once we're out of the way

Once we're out of the way
Earth ought to be OK
Ecosystems remade
If not there's all those other planets anyway

So why so distressed
About annihilation?
Earth probably needs a rest
It's been oh so patient

Once we're out of the way
For such will happen come what may
Earth will keep spinning on.
Till entropy means its day is done

So why your dismay?
Recall tyrannosaurus
He, too, once held sway
Now we're dinosaurless

The universe is so wide
And we're not the stars of the show
We've had our fun, well, some of us did
But one day we'll have to go
I know we're hard-wired to try
To survive, thrive, procreate
And forge a decent world for our descendants
But we're not doing great

Once we're out of the way
Let the hummingbird play
Let the ape have its day
Are we so important anyway?


from The Seven Inches Test Their Mettle, released May 13, 2016



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The Seven Inches have long been heroes amongst Leeds’ indiepop and DIY scenes, winning hearts everywhere with their bizarre onstage props, trumpets, synths and cardboard keytars. If this makes them sound like some self-conscious novelty act, rest assured that nothing could be further from the truth – The Seven Inches play it from the heart every time. ... more

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