And Soon The Two Would Meet

by Duncan Jones

From far away and high up spied the hawk a certain sight
While diving through the sky he clenched his talons tight
Down below him sat a rabbit who had not the slightest clue
He’d never made the habit of looking up toward the blue
So the dangerous game was on, and the drums began to beat
For the numbers had been drawn, and soon the two would meet …

From across the only water spied the crocodile a sight
The day was growing hotter, and the sun was very bright
Standing on the muddy bank a tired zebra, come to drink
And when the monster sank, well, the zebra must have blinked
So the dangerous game was on, and the drums began to beat
For the numbers had been drawn, and soon the two would meet …

From deep below the dark spied the gray and white a sight
Circled closer in the shark, it would hardly be a fight
The rolling ocean swayed, and the seal was on his back
On the rocks the others played, not a thought of an attack
So the dangerous game was on, and the drums began to beat
For the numbers had been drawn, and soon the two would meet …

From the tall and dancing grass moved the lion toward a sight
The golden cat was very fast, his footsteps very light
The gazelles were all around, it was such a lovely day
But she was looking down when the lion came her way
So the dangerous game was on, and the drums began to beat
For the numbers had been drawn, and soon the two would meet …

But though the hunters came to dine, such confidence and zeal
The zebra, rabbit, and gazelle are fine, not a scratch upon the seal
And the hawk and giant lion and the shark and crocodile
Will have to keep on tryin’ for at least a little while
Because often may it go your way, they’ll cheer and blow a kiss
But sometimes it’s another’s day … because sometimes you just miss