Ellis Paul

Mammoth

from The Storyteller's Suitcase

I am the last of the mammoths

Frozen in the ice

They’re trying to bring me back to life

They pulled my double helix

From the permafrost

I still remember all the friends I lost

Scalpel underneath the skin

Thats the cost to start again

A lonely wait for bells to chime

There’ll be no Bride of Frankenstein

[Chorus]

If I could go back, go back to you

If I could go back, would I want to?

Last  thing I remember

Before the weight of snow

Was how Aurora Borealis glows

For a thousand years;

Four thousand dreams

I woke to radios

And computer screens

They speak a language I don’t know

They cut my flesh

And freeze my bones

A heart to Oxford,

A box to Spain

Men in white

Don’t speak my name

Do they even know me?

If I could go back, go back to you

If I could back, would I want to?

Would I want to?

Would I want to?

Thats how they found me

Frozen in the ice

updated: 5 months ago