Existential Roulette

Jettisoned in unison
From a loaded silent cannon
Spilling by the billion
Into sightless oceans

Now we’re out of suspended animation
So let’s bet on a wild proposition
Yes, it’s a race to inhalation
Put a face to this creation
And you’ll win this iteration

So far as I can tell the world’s all wet
And we’re paddling without an oar
Taking a whirl at Existential Roulette
As if life were anything more

Well, the forecast calls for unreasonably
High degrees of unpredictability
Unfounded rumors of viability
With a chance of partial absurdity

Bursting forth at bullet pace
Night-sea swimmers born to chase
Only one winner takes this race
For there’s no future in second place

So shake a tail, you’ve got one shot to spend
There’s only one rule that just won’t bend
Make it first to the glow at the tunnel’s end
Among billions of brothers and not one friend

The Egg? The Egg? Does She even exist?
Or does this emptiness extend forever in the mist?
Oh, you’ll hear tall tales told of solid shores
But I’ve never met anyone yet
Who can say they’ve been there before

Far as I can tell the world’s all wet
And we’re paddling without an oar
Taking a whirl at Existential Roulette
As if life were anything more

The Egg? The Egg? Of course She exists!
Look, you’re free to drown in your questions
She’s the source of all motivation
Anyone who can’t land that standing ovation
Is bound to wind up on permanent vacation

Who knows what awaits on Earth?
The other side they’ve been calling birth
But I’m pretty sure the Universe will burst
If anyone else gets there first

Oh, I bet I’ll be born in plenty of debt
Deep in a hole and the ante unmet
Well, hell, that has never stopped me yet
At the wheel of Existential Roulette

Because far as I can tell the world’s all wet
And I’m paddling without an oar
Taking a whirl at Existential Roulette
As if life were anything more
As if life were anything more
As if life were anything more