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Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!

"Since the dawn of man" is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
The oceans and pangea
See ya wouldn't wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same big bang!

It all started with the big BANG!

It's expanding ever outward but one day
It will pause and start to go the other way,
Collapsing ever inward, we won't be here, it wont be heard
Our best and brightest figure that it'll make an even bigger bang!

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating out while here they're catching deer (we're catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy, Descartes or Deuteronomy
It all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big BANG



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    UnregisteredJan 18, 2012 at 6:15 am
    I believe that it means that everything in our lives started out with a "big bang". This happened and it spawned everything in our lives from things educational to things simply to be. Things like who we have met, what we have done, where we have gone. Everything is the offspring of a certain "bang", and that also being something that was the offspring of another "bang", and so on to the beginning. Whether the big bang really is what happened or not, the beginning itself is a "big bang" that started everything we know.
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    UnregisteredNov 27, 2011 at 2:15 am
    I think this song means our world is big and has things that we are very curious of sometimes, like how was the land with dinosoaurs before humans got here? Or like who came up with math,science,scocial studies,reading,and writing?

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