I was walking on the beach on a sunny tropical afternoon. My mental CD player was playing the slow theme to Gerswhin's Concierto in F--probably the most haunting piece of music of the 20th century. I wondered why no one had ever put lyrics to it and suddenly these lyrics came to me, metered to the theme.
Later I wrote a new melody, laid down a piano & rhythm track and had Valli sing it.
With apologies to Genesis, Dawin, The Big Bangers and A Course in Miracles, this is the way I recall it all happening:
BEFORE THE BEGINNING
Before the beginning there was no me or you
There was no viewpoint- and nothing there to view.
Before the beginning - there was no you or me
Then came the decision - the decision was - “to be”
God was feeling lonesome and so he made a plan
I’ll split myself in Mini Me’s and so It all began
each me was a viewpoint -extending points to view
And that was the beginning - of me - and us - and you.
God was curious and so he thought about
I wonder what would happen if----and how can I find out? )
It would be wonderful wouldn’t it be great
To experience - all that I create
So I’ll dwell inside a body forget Who I am
And thus it all got started, Just One Tremendous Scam.
Before the beginning - time was all the same
Yesterday never happened - tomorrow - never came--------.
Then Man decided
He wanted things to last
Let there be future
Future & past
Now man had a mind & man had a self
And thought he was separate and God was somewhere else.
Now we have our Hero, A god who’s not aware
Who’s forgotten he is here- and thinks- God’s over there-------
It’s time to wake up
Smell the coffee brew
Take off your make up
God really is you. He’s really you
God really is You. God is You
Look deep inside you, God is you
Attached is the song--hope it comes thru OK