“All These Atoms” by Greg Tamblyn

Are you in a place right now where you can listen to Greg Tamblyn sing “All These Atoms?” If the answer is yes, it’s the first song in the list and can be found at:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregtamblyn5

Next – Here’s the brief introduction that usually appears at the end of posts: Greg Tamblyn, N.C.W, (No Credentials Whatsoever) has won many awards as a humorist, singer, songwriter, and author. Greg is widely known for his inspiring songs about the power of the human spirit, as well as his off the wall send-ups of modern life such as The Shootout at the I’m OK, You’re OK Corral and his collection of The Top Ten Whiny Victim Love Songs.

 Then, here are the words to Greg’s All These Atoms so you can sing along:

You breathe out, I breathe in
We’re sharing molecules again
Oxygen and hydrogen, but
Do you know where your atoms have been

Parts of me were once in you
Genghis Khan and Hitler too
Jesus Christ and Dinosaurs
Princess Di and Dinah Shore

All the atoms everywhere circle back so we can share
No escaping, yes it’s true, parts of me were once in you

My whole body smooth and hairy
Is really very temporary
Every year a new epidermis
Maybe next year’s will be firmer

There’s some atoms somewhere in Spain
I could use back in my brain
They stay awhile when they leave, but
They only fit what we conceive

All the atoms everywhere circle back so we can share
Like some ever changing brew, parts of me are now in you

As hard as it might seem to be
Parts of you were once a tree
Once a fish in the primal soup
Something’s dinner, something’s poop

Fifteen billion years ago
The big bang was quite a show
All this time and now here we are, but
Parts of you were once a star

All these atoms everywhere circle back so we can share
No escaping, yes it’s true parts of me were once in you
All the atoms here on earth get recycled death to birth
Like some ever changing brew, parts of me are now in you
All these atoms we’ve collected only mean that we’re connected
Since we share what we’re made of, don’t you think that calls for love

(Copyright 1999 Ramblin’ Tamblyn Music)

And why is this in WINN? Because of the meaning of the lyrics, because there is always room for humor, and because of our human need to sing:
“In ancient times, Indians sang their prayers, because they felt singing was a higher order than ordinary speech.”
                                                 Dallas Chief Eagle, Teton Sioux

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