Saturday, March 05, 2005

The Real Circle of Life

...And since I was talking about the musical Jamaica in a previous post, here's a quote from the show that's always stuck in my mind; it's the introduction to the song "For Every Fish," where lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg finds a new, and somewhat gruesome, way of explaining the circle of life:

Man eat the barracuda,
Barracuda eat the bass.
Bass eat the little flounder
'Cause the flounder's lower-class.
Little flounder eat the sardine,
It's nature's plan.
Little sardine eat the worm,
Little worm eat the man.

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