Bone (Tim Booth)

From small beginnings rise the redwood To oversee 2000 years From her vantage, we’re all insects From her stillness, we’re all on speed Though each is different in its motion There’s perfection in the seed What is going down? One man lives, one man dies One forgives, one gets crucified Life just takes you to the bone One is lost and one is found One gets high upon the cross Life just takes you to the bone One born rich, one born poor Life’s a bitch and I’m her whore Life just takes you to the bone In the big picture Amongst humans There’s such detail, frame by frame All the ranges of confusion I’m with the fat man Life is pain What is going down? What you doing with that body? It’s just borrowed You confuse yourself, you confuse yourself You’re not mind You’re not thought You’re not flesh It’s not yours Take your foot off the gas There’s a human being in here That’s beside yourself There’s a spirit in here You’re beside yourself Slow down, reach out, I guess One just prays to be in love The other one kills in the name of God Life just takes you to the bone One makes bombs in Palestine Nothing to lose except his life Just takes you to the bone