Curt Joa, Singer Songwriter

Music

History

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Lyrics

Christopher Columbus, they taught me long ago

All the voyages and discoveries that he made

When he got back there to Spain I hear the people went insane

And they had a great big party and a ticker tape parade

 

Years later, Charles Lindbergh crossed the same sea

All alone as the plane began to climb

He was taking quite a chance, but he flew it clear to France

And I guess it was a big deal at the time.

 

But you and me

Nothing can compare to our life together

There

Is no kingdom, no great discovery

Someday

This old world might all go up in flames

But you and me

We will go down in history.

 

 

I know it’s real important, what Edison came up with

In a laboratory up in Menlo Park

Working thru the night on some new electric light

And without it we would all be doing Facebook in the dark

 

The inventors, the explorers who have made their mark on time

And the rulers and the places that they rule

Will belong to the ages and exist on the pages

Of the books we have our children read in school.

 

But you and me

Nothing can compare to our life together

There

Is no kingdom, no great discovery

Someday

This old world might all go up in flames

But you and me

We will go down in history.

 

 

Declarations, constitutions

Overthrows and revolutions

Market crash, Great depression

Presidential indiscretion

Astronauts up on the moon

Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone

 

Bach and Michelangelo

Elvis, Mozart, and Van Gogh

Waterloo and Watergate

Alexander, he was great

Martin Luther, Charlemagne

Lincoln’s heart, Einstein’s brain

 

 

But you and me

Nothing can compare to our life together

There

Is no kingdom, no great discovery

Someday

This old world might all go up in flames

But you and me

We will go down in history.

Yeh, you and me

Down in history.