Eppur Si Muove

Album: Songs From The Deep Field

Lyrics

v1) Long, long ago on a starry night there was a little baby born Hard upon the ruins of the Roman Empire on the southern horn His parents they named him Galileo, how he loved to wonder why While others looked down Galileo looked into the sky

v2) He built himself a telescope to search the heavens just to see what would meet his eyes Discovery followed on discovery and he began to realize Copernicus was right, the world was moving and when all was said and done The earth was the one that was making a ring ‘round the sun

v3) Soon enough trouble came to Galileo for writing of the things he’d found These ideas threatened views of the Bible, the church’s holy ground They brought the old man before the Inquisition forcing him to agree He said all the words but then rising he also said these: eppur, eppur si muove

CH: Eppur si muove, yet it moves - Struggle to deny it, still it’s true Try to make the earth stand still like a king on a little hill Eppur si muove, yet it moves

v4) Living after that was hard for Galileo but he didn’t really care He lived his final years under house arrest - under the church’s icy stare But the center had changed and the sun was rising, shining on a brand new day He’d written a book and he’d taught all the children to say: eppur, eppur si muove

CH: Eppur si muove, yet it moves - Struggle to deny it, still it’s true Try to make the earth stand still – you can try but you ever will Eppur si muove, yet it moves

Credit

by Jack Pearson © 1998 Jack Pearson, OtterTunity Inc. - BMI