"Big Mistake" as written by and David Patrick Wilcox....
They taught us kids in school between the recess breaks
That the universe just sorta fell together like a Big Mistake
It started with a bang that sent the pieces flying
Then it cooled and twirled into dinosaurs and dandelions

It was a Big Mistake to have eyes that see
To have love like this inside of me
To have lips that smile as I swim your kiss
To have minds that will forever every part of this
All the moonlight shrouded in the clouds above and
The autumn leaves and the falling love
The still reflection in the moonlit lake
All, they said, it was a big mistake, it was a big mistake

Now back to science class through the looking glass
We were magnifying little ancestors of our ancient past
Watch 'em break a couple chromosomes, wait a zillion years or so
And get an ostrich, a jellyfish, a kangaroo, and a Romeo

It was a Big Mistake to have eyes that see
To have love like this inside of me
To have lips that smile as I swim your kiss
To have minds that will forever every part of this
All the moonlight shrouded in the clouds above and
The autumn leaves and the falling love
The still reflection in the moonlit lake
All, they said, it was a big mistake, it was a big mistake

The choreography of a coincidence
At the turning point there was eternity behind a moment's glance
It was for you and me the timing made us laugh
The fact that anyone could find their only one along this darkened path


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"Big Mistake" as written by David Patrick Wilcox

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    General CommentI once heard that this song is more of an argument, an appeal, for "intelligent design" than any hour-long lecture on creationism than one could ever make. I think that's true.
    UnpopularPoeton January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUnpopularPoet is right. This is the most eloquent way to say "But what about love? How does evolution explain that?" Love and beauty and nature and the way we feel, our sentience and awareness, and all that, he thinks, can't be explained by science alone.

    I tend to agree, in the way he puts it. As a proposition, that all of this could be a mistake, but is it too amazing for that or what? I don't know.
    triswebon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne more thing - check out "Just a Vehicle" too, same theme, but even more subtle and metaphorical.
    triswebon June 16, 2008   Link

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