I come very briefly to this place. I watch it move. I watch it shake.
Kumowaku yamano. Watashino sakebi. Watashino koewo. Ushano kokoku. Watashiwa sokoni. Watashiwa asobu. They say the dead will rise again. And here they come now. Strange animals out of the Ice Age. And they stare at you. Dumbfounded. Like big mistakes. And we say: Keep cool. Maybe if we pretend this never happened, they'll all just go away. Watashiwa sokoni. Watashiwa asobu. Mewotoji. Mewotoji. Kikunowa kotori. Watashino sakebi. Watashino koewo. Kumowaku yamano. Watashiwa sokoni. Watashiwa asobu. Kumiwaku yamano. Kikunowa kotori. Watashino sakebi. They say the world is smaller now. Small world. They say that man is taller now. Tall man. They say the stars are closer now. Thank you, lucky stars. You come Very briefly To this place. And on a very distant star Slimy creatures scan the skies. They've got plates for hands. And telescopes for eyes. And they say: Look down there A haunted planet spinning around They say: Watch it move. Watch it shake. Watch it turn. And shake. And we say: Watch us move. Watch us shake. We're so pretty. We're so pretty. We say: Watch us move now. Watch us shake. We're so pretty. Shake our hands. Shake our heads. We shake our feet. We're so fine. The way we move. The way we shake. We're so nice.
Writer(s): Laurie Anderson