"The Flat Earth" as written by and Thomas Robertson Thomas Dolby....
The Earth can be any shape you want it
Any shape at all
Dark and cold or bright and warm
Long or thin or small
But it's home and all I ever had
And maybe why for me the Earth is flat

Friends have often asked me why
I'm sensitive about my height
I would look around and say
Hmm, I thought I was immune
All my life I have waited
to be given any word
It was screaming to be heard
Please remember

The Earth can be any shape you want it
Any shape at all
Dark and cold or bright and warm
Long or thin or small
But it's home and all I ever had
and maybe why for me the Earth is flat

Turn the island to the storm tonight
Then when they spill the demon seed
Turn and face into the wind
All along you still believed
Believed you were immune
And if love is all you're missing
Look into your heart
Is anybody home?
Please remember

The Earth can be any shape you want it
Any in the world
But don't you point that raygun at me
I might just explode
There are stones buried in your soul
And only a fool would blame the death of rock and roll, yeah
And in time you'll come to understand
The flat old Earth is in your gentle hands


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"The Flat Earth" as written by Thomas Robertson Thomas Dolby

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    My OpinionThis song has one of TD's best lines: And if love, is all you're missing... Look into your heart, is anybody home?

    Just terrific.

    When he plays this song live now, he uses samples of Martin Luther King's speeches.

    When they spill the demon seed, turn and face into the wind - in other words, don't expose yourself to the lies and hatred being spread around. Instead, turn away from it.

    I think what he's saying here is that we shape the world we want to live in. Just as he believed he was immune to other people noticing his height sensitivity, he suggests that we are also blind to our own hatreds and bigotry. We need to examine our own hearts and minds - the Earth only LOOKS flat to our eyes...
    ctlizyrdon March 28, 2012   Link

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