Rhinoceros

I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready to go beyond the only place that I have ever known
To transcend mystery my people dared to go
To the sky from angles textbooks like to show
I'm sorry but I must say no

I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready, the dark deserted streets are very haunting I agree
It seems illogical to deny company
But science fiction is too important to me
To let the other's dust not see what I can see

You pick me up
You take me back
You say you'll save me
But you'll erase me
You pick me up
You take me back
You say I'm lucky
But I'm not budging

I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready to go
Are you ready to know
Are you ready to know that we wrote poetry the stars could not compose
We built a history too brilliant to dispose
Our hearts were filled with things to precious to expose
And though there's only me I'll sing it with repose

I'm not ready to go
I'm not ready to go
But I'm ready to die
I am ready, for I was born here I will die upon this land
The city over here is where it all began
And so to remain here is what I do demand
To claim humanity's our speciality in fact

You pick me up
You take me back
You say you'll save me
But you'll erase
You pick me up
You take me back
You say I'm lucky
But I'm not budging
You pick me up
You take me back
You say it's better
But I say never
You pick me up
You take me back
You say I need you
But I must leave you