An August day in the hills of Spain,
a pair of children emerged from a cave.
The strangest sight there alone they stood,
with skin of green and words no one had heard.

The girl was stronger, the boy was weak,
with her new mother she learned to speak.
And wove a tale of a dying sun,
they left the darkness,
a dark world come undone.

They travelled so far.
Believing they came from a star.
She fell through life, through time,
(through parallel lives)

The men of science, the men of fame,
the men of letters tried to explain:
Was it parallel worlds or a twist of time
to make her think she'd fallen from the sky?

A whirlwind spun them all alone,
took them from their twilight home.

Believing they came from a star

Lyrics submitted by Nelly

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    General CommentThis song has baffled me for years, but I've solved the mystery. It's from an English folk tale that may actuall be based on real events. See link below. By the way, it was not in the hills of Spain, but England doesn't really rhyme with cave. The rest of the song is quite true to the story.…
    pwgabachitoon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPwgabachito--thank you for the lead! The link wasn't working for me so I did a little research and came up with a Wikipedia article on the Green Children of Woolpit:…
    as well as this forum:…

    It seems that John Macklin published a book in 1965 called Strange Destinies, where he tells a story based on the Children of Woolpit but moves the setting to the fictional village of Banjos, Spain. I would guess that this is the version the song is based on.
    wildflowerfeveron May 02, 2011   Link

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