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Paul Kantner – Mau Mau lyrics

By Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington

Put your old ladies back into bed
Your old men back into their graves
Cover their ears so they can't hear us sing
Cover their eyes so that can't see us play
Get out of the way
Let the people play
We're gonna get down on you
Come alive all over you
Dancin' down into your town

Tyrannosaurus Rex was destroyed before
By a furry little ball that crawled along
The primeval jungle floor
And he stole the eggs of the dinosaur
Close your eyes & create the sound
Open your hands & rebuild the ground
We are egg snatchers -
Flashin' sunshine children
Diamond thieves

You unlease the dogs
Of a grade-B movie star governor's war
While you sit in the dark -
Insane with the fear of dying
We'll ball in your parks
- insane with the flash of living

I am alive
I am human
I will be alive again
So drop your fuckin' bombs
Burn your demon babies
I will be again -
The rabid lover-feelin' the starch in your grin
Callin' for acid cocaine and grass
And receiving your homemade gin
Push the button
Pull the switch
Cut the beam
C'mon make it march
Sign me up as a diplomat - my only office is the park

You need to be out before you come in
And after you come you go
In the midst of Yang is a smaller part of Yin
And when it happens you know -
The dawn comes

Hey dick
Whatever you think of us is totally irrelevant
Both to us now and to you
We are the present
We are the future
You are the past
Pay your dues and get outta the way
'Cause we're not the way you used to be
When you were very young
We're something new
We don't quite know what it is
Or particularly care
We just do it - You gotta do it

Open your eyes there's a new world a-comin'
Open your eyes there's a new world today
Open your hearts people are lovin'
Open it all we're here to stay
Open that door

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