When we first harnessed fire and lived in a cave,
And animal skins were in fashion,
You were my woman and I was your slave,
For I loved you with a passion.
So I gave you pelts and shiny stones,
And flowers for your hair;
You made me a necklace of grass and bones,
And we had a grand affair.
And the years rolled by, and the centuries sighed,
And the earth rotated and wobbled;
And people lived and people died,
And they loved and hated and squabbled.
In the time of Atlantis a captain was I,
Who sailed the azure sea;
But I always hated to say goodbye,
For you were the world to me.
So I brought you jewels and pieces of silk,
And we gathered saffron and fished.
We made pots and vessels of that ilk;
I had everything I wished.
In the days of knights I straddled my horse,
And many a rascal I slew;
And whenever I entered the tilting course
Your scarf from my helmet flew.
We lived in a castle with drawbridge and moat;
Our vassals to us bowed.
And you were the one on whom I'd dote
Out of all the madding crowd.
But to tell you the truth those rough skins itched,
And I never learned how to swim.
My armor was hard, with rivets stitched,
And my memories grow dim.
So I'd rather be here mid this hectic hustle,
With you in the current age.
We'll cling to each other with frantic muscle
Until history writes a new page.