The joke's on us
So I missed the 'beginning' of the skirmish where the title was 'silly', but did start thinking about it when I saw the thread... ended up not writing something with that exact title, but i thought, what could be sillier then the fact that we may be alone in the universe?
I had read this article this morning, which got me thinking about the topic
Meanwhile, I had been wanting an excuse to take my old four string (used to be five but the tuning assmebly for that 'short string' is broken) banjo off the wall, and try using it for something.
Still having a few recording issues but it worked well enough to record this.
As you can tell, I can't decide how to phrase the chorus, vocal over the riff , or after, so did it both ways in different parts of the song. Will have to do for now.
Kind of an existential banjo song....
This is the paradox of Fermi
Other Intelligent life has not been found
Of all the stars and planets in the universe
We listen, but we don’t hear a sound
Shouldn’t we be hearing some chatter
From alien beings tv programs
Shouldn’t there be alien I love lucy broadcasts
Or aliens posting instagrams
Maybe we are alone
Maybe the joke is on us
If we’re as good as it gets
Then off may be all bets
If we’re creation’s apex
and who knows what comes next
maybe the joke is on us
if we are it, it’s a heavy burden
I’m not sure we’re up to the task
I don’t believe in a supreme being
But if you find one, go ahead and ask
(c) M. Skliar 2018
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