N.A.S.A., Chali 2NA, Z-Trip, Gift of Gab, David Byrne - The People Tree lyrics

[N.A.S.A., Chali 2NA, Z-Trip, Gift of Gab, David Byrne - The People Tree lyrics]

From the drop of blood
To bones and body parts to vital organs
Forming your brain and tiny heart
You'll feed to escape the birth
Until puberty finally starts
Adolescence, so don't
Then your elderly body rots
It was divine decree that begun the plan
But this disease be decreed by
The sons of man
Don't try to leave with the guns in hand
Understand: God's the one in command

Did we climb out of the sea?
Where did we come from, you and me?
Two legs to walk, and eyes to see
I'm not a man I want to be

People growing, my backyard
(I'm growing in your backyard)
In my garden, in my heart
(I'm in your garden, I'm in your heart)
Pink and purple, red and blue
(See all the colors?)
On this sunny afternoon
(It's a sunny afternoon)

Back before time was time and space was space
The ever-present eye divine so
Laced with grace
Decided it was time to try to chase, to chase
But what it would design
Now life is taking place within it'self
Divided now it takes some space
And it can't be found alive
The mind creates the state
Of ego, now what's mine is mine
OK, now hate will reign until the
Blind have eyes and they awaken

How are the seeds in the ground?
How is my garden growing now?
A tender kiss, a little smile
The way a mother holds her child

Tasty little human beings
(Tasty little human beings)
I grow them on the people tree
(I grow them on the people tree)
I will eat them one by one
(Eat them one by one)
If there's enough for everyone
(Like you and you)

Born in the ever-flowing life beyond the dirt
Tell me what the purpose is
For creating the earth
(Mainly we created the planet
As man's habitat
Be fruitful and multiply across
The planet's back)
Well, why does hate exist? The
War and AIDS and shit?
If we're to be fruitful
Why can't poor people pay they rent?
(Cause love and hate
Both sides are conjoined
Physical forms have to deal with
Both sides of the coin)
Why do we die? (So you can live)
Why do we strive? (So you can win)
(But why did you defy every
Truthful word I recommend?)
My question back
Why do you recommend and throw temptation in?
(So I can test your patience and
Tolerance in the face of sin)
But why a test when you hold all
The answers to the state we in?
(For you to bear witness the
Imperfections of mortal men)
So, it's a lesson?
(And a blessing journey back
To where you've been
Cause before the tree can flourish seeds
Must first be planted in)

People growing, my backyard
(I'm growing in my backyard)
In my garden, in my heart
(I'm in your garden, I'm in your heart)
If you like my garden, you might like me
(Look at all the colors)
Underneath the people tree

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