Compare the 6 days of the book of Genesis,
to the 4 billion years of geologic time
on this scale, 1 day equals about 666 billion years


all day Monday, until Tuesday noon
creation was busy getting the earth going
life began on Tuesday noon
and the beautiful organic wholeness of it
developed over the next 4 days.


at 4 P.M. Saturday, the big reptiles came
5 hours later, when the redwoods appeared
there were no longer big reptiles


at 3 minutes before midnight, man appeared
one-fourth of a second before midnight, Christ revolted
one-fortieth of a second before midnight, the industrial revolution began


we are surrounded by people who think
that what we have been doing for
one-fortieth of a second can go on indefinitely
they are considered normal,
but they are stark, raving, mad.


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6 Days to Madness song meanings
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    General Commenti can't believe no one has said anything about this song.
    i absolutely love it.
    it's so fucking true.
    katexvion July 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe no one has said anything about this song.
    i absolutely love it.
    it's so fucking true.
    katexvion July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really want to know who is talking over this. I've loved this song for years, and I've always thought it was Carl Sagan but I'm now thinking that it probably isn't
    colincslon October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFound it, it's john mcphee
    colincslon October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is called "6 Days." 6 Days to Madness is a completely different song.
    BlueCadetThreeon January 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd it's not John McPhee, it's David Brower. The opening 4 lines are from General Moters' 1956 short promotional film "Design for Dreaming." You can find both on the Internet Archives.

    There's also several inaccuracies with these lyrics. I submitted the correct lyrics as the correct song title, and I suggest you change the lyrics in this to the proper lyrics for 6 Days to Madness:

    You're so pretty,
    would you stand beside me?
    You're so pretty,
    would you stand beside me?
    Maybe they will think I'm beautiful like you?

    You're so pretty,
    would you lay down by me?
    You're so pretty,
    would you lay down by me?
    Maybe you could help me feel beautiful too?
    Maybe we could understand each other?
    Maybe we could finally feel enough?

    Maybe we could? Maybe we could?
    Maybe we could finally feel OK?
    BlueCadetThreeon January 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd it's not John McPhee, it's David Brower. The opening 4 lines are from General Moters' 1956 short promotional film "Design for Dreaming." You can find both on the Internet Archives.

    There's also several inaccuracies with these lyrics. I submitted the correct lyrics as the correct song title, and I suggest you change the lyrics in this to the proper lyrics for 6 Days to Madness:

    You're so pretty,
    would you stand beside me?
    You're so pretty,
    would you stand beside me?
    Maybe they will think I'm beautiful like you?

    You're so pretty,
    would you lay down by me?
    You're so pretty,
    would you lay down by me?
    Maybe you could help me feel beautiful too?
    Maybe we could understand each other?
    Maybe we could finally feel enough?

    Maybe we could? Maybe we could?
    Maybe we could finally feel OK?
    BlueCadetThreeon January 01, 2009   Link

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