Atlas and beyond

Elgin Marbles Rhapsody
(Written by Henk Harmsen ©1978 ©2017)

marbles:
what prate they may prattle
what mess they may make
it sure bates their battles
their fug and their fate
it may sound stupid
but their life is lost
narrator:
and so it was
and so it will be

marbles:
pigheaded grumpy mortal men
your time will come
don't sooth your conscience little men
don't act that dumb
what prate they may prattle
what mess they may make
it sure bates their battles
their fug and their fate
it may sound stupid
but their life is lost
narrator:
he comes and sees
and the victory is his

boy:
dang dang
like David: pebbles and string
I'm gonna spoil eternity
dang, dang
dang, dang
Goliaths, you'd all better watch out
I'm gonna rape your despotism
dang, dang

narrator:
he carries the heavens
upon his shoulders
he can hardly bear it
he's getting older and older
and older and older
atlas:
those creatures say I'm old
really?
immortal that's what they mean, yeah!

narrator:

and so it was
and so it will be