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Inspired by Dr. Timothy Ferris' great book of the same name.
A celebration of our species' long evolution. A crazy blend of honky-tonk piano, rock n roll guitar, and a 'Buddhist Rap' verse.

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Coming of Age in the Milky Way
By Jim Ocean

Playful as otters
Poisonous as snakes
We’re descended from things
That would make your heart ache

Fast as a falcon or
Slow as a snail
We’ve the instincts of insects
And the dreams of a whale

This is the age of recovery
From all that we’ve done
This is the age of discovery
As we stare at the sun

Embrace a bright heart
For the sake of our kind
And leave the mind of the reptile far behind
Leave the mind of the reptile far behind.

Coming of age in the Milky Way (2X)

(“I love you baby ‘cause you’re coming of age!”)

Graceful as spiders
Fragile as cells
We should be shedding our skins
And breaking free of our shells

Living our lives
Like a blue bottle fly
But we’ve learned how to love
And we’ve learned how to cry

We’re Earth’s adolescents
We’re about to be weaned
In a test of our species
In a test of our genes

Stay close to your love
Stay close to your dreams
Be more of a human
And less a machine
Be more of a human
And less a machine….

Coming of age in the Milky Way (2X)

Clever as virus we’re as
Strong as a horse
We’re descended from things
That go back to the source

Deep as the ocean and
High as a cloud
Keep asking the question
And say it out loud
Keep asking the question
What is life all about?

Coming of age in the Milky Way…
(Repeat fade…)