Before we ever saw straight, we were grasping at straws
A debate was born, picket lines were drawn
There was this big bang once, now we're learning to use our thumbs

We need a purpose in life, a survival guide
We need explanations for how we arrived
There was this big bang once, now we're standing on our own two feet
There was this big bang once, we've been sharpening up our teeth

They say there was this big bang once, but the clergyman doesn't agree, oh no
There was this big bang once, but it don't jive with Adam and Eve
Original sin, idyllic garden
Some talking snake giving apples away
What would that snake say if he could only see us today?
Ha ha ha!

There was this big bang once, we were left here to fill in the blanks
There was this big bang once, now we're aimlessly drifting in space
We're gonna need an explanation for rational thought
And what it meant and the weight of our hearts
In a world of entropy, why can't we just simply be?
And don't feed me lies, intelligent design

There was this big bang once, why are we raptured on our knees?

Lyrics submitted by remembermaine, edited by bobyhopkns

Big Bang Lyrics as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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  • +1
    General Comment...choking on Adam's apple.

    i love the HA HA HA and HUH??? parts. Kasher can scream like a motherfucker.
    hotdingdongon July 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the laugh probably refers to the fact that the snake tempted adam and eve in the garden... and now our world is filled with sinners. just what the snake's intentions were. more of an ironic laugh. i guess. that's how i take it, anyway. :]
    shakeitloveon January 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFun fact: the theory of the Big Bang was first "invented" by a priest.
    sfo62on July 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the new album so far. Especially the Ha! HA! Ha! part. He sure is bashing the Church on this album. But seriously this song is one of my favorite Cursive songs ever.
    Knife2aGunFighton June 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe're going to need an explination for rational thought.
    Inlight emmitt and the weight of our hearts.


    Enlightenment and the way of our hearts.
    overovermeon June 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOriginal sin; that delict garden,
    'that idyllic garden'
    overovermeon June 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And they'll feed me lies and tell him to decide" is actually:

    "And don't feed me lies - intelligent design"
    nuclearjesuson June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its
    "dont feed me lines until the church desides"
    RedJesuson June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not currently able to listen to the song, but I'd say the intellignet design line would make more sense since Tim is bashing the idea of Creationism in this song. He seems to systematically go through everythng the Church disagrees with Evolution, Abortion, Gay Lifestyle, etc. Throughout the whole album
    Knife2aGunFighton June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"weight* of our hearts" I think
    three star saluteon June 20, 2006   Link

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