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I read a report of a DNA study that found that everyone alive today in the world was descended from a group of a very few people who lived about 100000 years ago (give or take) in Africa. I thought it was very cool that we are pretty much all related, so I wrote a song about it...

Players:  Rick Garvin - vocals, guitars, bass

               Wendell Ferguson - guitar

               Alexia Melnychuk - vocals

               Brad Hardstaff - tubanos

 

The Family of Man           2008 Rick Garvin

                                                                    

1.   100,000 years ago

we left our ancient valley home

searching for a new dream to believe

 

we traveled north and south and east

our faces changed but underneath

in every way were still the sons of Eve

 

Chorus:

now here we are, the family of man

the daughters and sons of long lost friends

scattered round the world and back again

but still its we, the family of man

 

2.   10,000 years ago we ran

across the northern bridge of land

and learned to live and love in ice and snow

 

we spread throughout the southern seas

we traveled when and where we pleased

always seeking harmony and home

 

Chorus:

3.   and now its only recently    

we found at last our family tree 

we all look back in time to just one clan

 

and part of every new child born

is everyone whos come before

our common link, the family of man

 

Chorus:

now here we are, the family of man

the daughters and sons of long lost friends

scattered round the world and back again

but still its we, the family of man

well always be, the family of man