"The Height of Summer" as written by Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson and Olof Bjorn Dreijer....
In the morning I went down to the beach
and gazed out to the sea
Suddenly I was only a leaf
and you
were an ancient flower

When I'm away do you think of me
or is it only when I'm present
on the cliff I lay my head down
now I know where the sun is

How is Charles?
I haven't heard from him for a long long time
A thousand years seem to pass
So quickly

We wash our hands in water
and we rub them with the cloth
I have an idea what comes after
what will happen when I'm gone

Along the coastline we sow some seeds
It is lemon it is mint
Then the buzzing cicadas
rock us to sleep

How is Charles?
I haven't heard from him for a long long time
A thousand years seem to pass
So quickly


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    My InterpretationThis is an absolutely brilliant song that sums up all of evolution, and the majesty of our place within it. In this song, we see the joy of communion with nature and our communion within the grand tapestry of creation. We are products and observers of this tremendous universe. Our deaths are not events of loss, but rather, just another part of existence. We are one with this universe. We are its flesh. We are its soul. We are.
    Lemarckeon May 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with Lemarcke. I'd just like to add that the verse about Charles (Darwin) probably relates to how little time we spend on Earth in the grand scheme of things, and how we experience it. Darwin died over 100 years go (a long time, right?), but a thousand years seem to pass "so quickly." Humans are such a small cog in the machine.

    I think this album was really overlooked, the care and thought that was put into it is very apparent. It's a great meditation on evolution.
    alxckon April 04, 2011   Link

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