And Time Continued To Pass... History Retold 2018
And Time Continued To Pass...

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And Time Continued To Pass... History Retold 2018

A primitive species in Africa

A primitive species in Africa. Settled, scattered around a single mass.

A primitive species in Africa. Settled, scattered around a single mass. The mass then broke and drifted apart.

And time continued to pass...

They discovered stone, bronze, and iron.

They discovered stone, bronze, and iron, made lead, paper, weapons, and glass.

They formed their own societies

They formed their own societies with roads, systems, classes

And time continued to pass...

Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans

Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, built empires, large and grand

The Celts and Picts and Scottish and Welsh fought hard,

The Celts and Picts and Scottish and Welsh fought hard, to try and defend their land

The dark ages fell,

The dark ages fell, Brit culture unwell

The dark ages fell, Brit culture unwell, until the Germanics invaded

The Saxons and Vikings and Normans came in

The Saxons and Vikings and Normans came in, brought their culture, and the dark ages faded

So Britain got monarchs and Europe followed suit

So Britain got monarchs and Europe followed suit But they gained power that none could surpass

The middle ages, the renaissance, a time of rebirth

And time continued to pass...

Trade with other continents introduced spice

Trade with other continents introduced spice It made old, bland food taste so nice

As well as the crusades

As well as the crusades bringing sherbet, silk, and rice

By now Europe, Africa, and Asia

By now Europe, Africa, and Asia, could trade with each other for tax

These continents lived in harmony

And times continued to pass...

These times were so very gruesome

These times were so very gruesome competing for treasure, land, and power

these countries sought new routes for trade

these countries sought new routes for trade their strength making other nations cower

And soon began the colonies great wars began to amass the new world connected to the old

And time continued to pass...

Independence declared by many and battles? it brought plenty

Independence declared by many and battles? it brought plenty These days were very gory As leaders fought for glory

And in this gap came a period With advancing technology

And in this gap came a period With advancing technology The industrial revolution Brought riches and poverty

20th century rolled along Beginning with two world wars

20th century rolled along Beginning with two world wars The great powers of this world Trying to settle their scores

The end of the wars began a race

The end of the wars began a race discovery of and journey to space

And so the world has been formed Glorious, gory, and brash

And so the world has been formed Glorious, gory, and brash What will the future hold for us...

As time continues to pass?

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