TORI AMOS lyrics - Bang

TORI AMOS
"Bang"

Bang went the gun on their tongue
Word crucifixion toward immigrants shunned
Immigrants that's who we all are
'Cause we're all made of stars

You said to them
Oh, yes you did
Bang went the universe
Hydrogen lusting for helium's burst

A mighty sun's dance of death
Exploding Super Nova
One story's end
Seeds another to begin

Then the Heavens opened
And then I heard voices
Joined in Hosannas
Breathlessly I saw your star

So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes
So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes

So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes

And then you took my hand
Oh, yes you did

Bang the world now traumatized
By a cluster of hostile humans who side
With their warlords of hate
So we must out-create
With the backbone of night
To re-humanize

Then the Heavens opened
And then I heard voices
Joined in Hosannas
And their tower of confusion
Could not drown the light
From your star

So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes
So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes

So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes

And then you lit the path
Oh, yes you did

Can't they see, he said to me
That we all are molecular machines
Goals and dreams
All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be

Oxygen and carbon
Part of our molecular machine
Goals and dreams
All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be

Hydrogen, calcium
Phosphorus, potassium
Sulfur, sodium
All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be

Chlorine, magnesium
Boron, chromium
Cobalt, copper, fluorine
All I wanna be is the very best machine I can be

Iodine, Iron, Manganese
Molybdenum, Selenium
Silicon, Tin, Vanadium and Zinc
All I wanna be, a molecular machine