Here comes the beekeeper
With her pitcher full of smoke
She'll put us all to sleep
I hope it's dreamless and it's deep
Sweet Prometheus, come home
They took away our fire
And all that scarcity promotes
Is desperate men and tyrants

What fine design
What hands
What minds
The envy of Eden
Our tools and our reason
It's clear in the animals eyes
We stand upright
Build fires at night
Made on the sixth day to rest on the seventh
And now we just try to survive

The surgeon and farmer meet
And each greets the other with a bow
They're kindred instruments, you know
The scalpel and the plow
And in the shadow of the mountain
We work when work abounds
And we wear out all our prayers when the work runs out

What fine design
What hands
What minds
The envy of Eden
Our tools and our reason
It's clear in the animals eyes
We stand upright
Build fires at night
Made on the sixth day to rest on the seventh
And now we just try to survive


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    My InterpretationThe beekeeper probably is a reference to death, since she "put us to sleep in a dreamless and deep way".
    The lyrics in general refer to the apparent outstanding and superior condition of humans among other species, but this condition also fills us with aflictions due to our needs, such as work and fire (i.e., technology).
    piterkeoon January 04, 2014   Link

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