Said the condor to the preying mantis
We're gonna lose this place just like we lost Atlantis
Brother we got to go sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune, she said that nothin' showed.

Who put the bomb on the sacred altar?
Why should we die if it comes our way?
Why should we care about a little button
Being pushed by someone we don't even know?

Well. I wish I was an Aztec,
Or a runner in Peru
I would build such beautiful buildings
To house the chosen few
Like an Inca from Peru.

If you want to get high, build a strong foundation
Sink those pylons deep now and reach for the sky
If you want to get lost in the jungle rhythm
Get down on the ground and pretend you're swimmin'.

If you want to put ice in the lava river
First you must climb, then you must stand and shiver
Brother we got to go sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune, the Gypsy told my fortune,
The Gypsy told my fortune, she said that nothing showed

Well I wish I was an Aztec,
Or a runner in Peru
I would build such beautiful buildings
To house the chosen few
Like an Inca from Peru.

Said the condor to the preying mantis
We're gonna lose this place just like we lost Atlantis
Brother we got to go sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune, the Gypsy told my fortune,
The Gypsy told my fortune, she said that nothin' showed.

Who put the bomb on the sacred altar?
Why should we die if it comes our way?
Why should we care about a little button
Being pushed by someone we don't even know?

Well. I wish I was an Aztec,
Or a runner in Peru
I would build such beautiful buildings
To house the chosen few
Like an Inca from Peru.

I feel sad, but I feel happy
As I'm coming back to home
There's a bridge across the river
That I have to cross alone
Like a skipping rolling stone
Like an Inca.


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    General Comment"Like an Inca" appears to be a rewritten (and watered-down) version of the (apparently) very personal song "Hitchhiker" which he has played live a couple of times. It shares a melody and some of the lyrics, but the original has a much different focus...

    When I was a hitchhiker on the road
    I had to count on you
    But you needed me to ease the load
    And for conversation too
    Or did you just drive on through?

    You didn't see me in Toronto
    When I first tried out some hash
    Smoked some then and I'll do it again
    If I only had some cash
    Only had some cash.

    Then I tried amphetamines
    And my head was in a glass
    Taped underneath the speedometer wires
    Of my '48 Buick's dash.
    But I knew that wouldn't last.

    Then came California
    Where I first saw open water
    In the land of opportunity
    I knew I was getting hotter
    I knew I was getting hotter.

    But the neon lights
    And the endless nights
    The neon lights
    And the endless nights
    The neon lights
    And the endless nights
    The neon lights
    And the endless nights
    They took me by surprise
    The doctor gave me valium
    But I still couldn't close my eyes
    I still couldn't close my eyes.

    Then came paranoia
    And it ran away with me
    I couldn't sign my autograph
    Or appear on TV
    Or see or be seen
    See or be seen
    Or see or be seen.

    Living in the country
    Sounded good to me
    Smoking grass while the summer lasts
    In the real organic sea
    Where everything was green
    Everything was green.

    Then we had a kid and we split apart
    I was living on the road
    A little cocaine went a long long way
    To ease that different load
    But my head did explode
    My head did explode.

    I wish I was an Aztec
    Or a runner in Peru
    I would build such beautiful buildings
    To house the chosen few
    Like an Inca from Peru.

    When I was a hitchhiker on the road
    I had to count on you
    But you needed me to ease the load
    And for conversation too
    Or did you just drive on
    Did you just drive on
    Did you just drive on through?
    beer goodon March 26, 2007   Link

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