A muffled battle cry across the kitchen table A baffling contretemps that shakes the day unstable Confessions from the cab, a habit that I got from dad The flurry of departure in a cyclone of cologne Would often devastate the gate and hedge And set our tiny teeth on edge I see it in me now and pledge To knock it on the head, that's what I'll do
A muffled battle cry across the kitchen table Bridges up, portcullis down and round the Tower of Babel I'm babbling in my dreams of blue berserkers coming at me Eyes and tongues and rusty knives And God almighty laughing at me From a fat boy fishing chair I wake to find you laughing there It's nice to know how much you care Decided I should spend my life with you
We protect our little fictions Like it's all we are Little wilderness mementos But there's only you and me here Fire breathing Hold tight Waiting for the original miracle
I'm trying to focus on the issues of the day please Your paper's upside down, the radio's in Chinese These little tremors that are ripping through our rituals That friction up the interaction Emanate from quite the greatest Thing that ever happened to A pair of boozy bowerbirds like me and you In other words The alligator pear inside of you
We protect our little fictions When we bow to fear Little wilderness mementos But there's only you and me here Fire breathing Hold tight Waiting for the original miracle
Fire breathing Hold tight Life is the original miracle
Let's get old Dare you now Mix blood with me All in Love is the original miracle
Let's get old Dare you now Mix blood with me All in Life is the original miracle Love is the original miracle
Writer/s: Craig Lee Potter, Guy Edward John Garvey, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.