"Woolly Mammoth's Mighty Absence" as written by and Phillip Whitman Elvrum....
Quickly forgetting was the way I lived my life
Try telling me your name or try telling me "don't worry."
Everything I knew would quickly wither and die
And all echoes would be buried in the sound of living
The sound of my feet on the sidewalk
That was me treasure hunting, I would bury what I found
That was me the gold digger, underground

Quickly forgotten was that forgetful way of life
When I left home, when I lived as if I'd died
Sitting on a rock and doing nothing, alone for so long
In the dark I found my sight
There you name was, written large in letters bright!
And there my faith was!
"Worry not" declared the night
In the great void of my life, I could feel the shape of what was missing
Like the way the Woolly Mammoth stands so tall and bold in our minds
I was shaken at the size of my cry
And the true love it described

A new day is dawning now and so ends my holy night
It's back to the world I go, back to the girls and shows
And other worldly woes, and their unfurling flows
Will I carry myself slowly enough to remember?
I sit on a dark rock doing nothing, still just crowded in
There's the love in flesh and bones


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"Woolly Mammoth's Mighty Absence" as written by Phillip Whitman Elvrum

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    General CommentThis feels like Phil's reflecting on his life and musing over the things he regrets and how he wish he could remember more than he is. He still wants to live to the fullest but feels a little trapped by age.
    That's just my vague interpretation on it.
    Coowon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love it. Incredible.

    The fact that it's 26 minutes long really makes me feel like this was an important song to him.
    Misty82on June 24, 2009   Link

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