Once upon a time there was a boy
And this boy lived a life
And grew to be an old man
And then he died

And then there was a girl, too
And she grew to be an old woman
And she died, too

So the story begins

Now, if we just count all the boys and all the girls that ever were (all the once upon a times)
In all the cities and farms and villages across the great big earth
Over the distant millenia and across all the continents

Not to forget all the animals that breathed life
All of the mammals, feathered birds, reptiles, snakes, ants and bumblebees too
And all the trees and plants
And all the fishes and the sea life
As well as the dinosaurs and other creatures now extinct
That once breathed the good air
And walked on this good earth and lived out their lives
Under the moon and sun
And the stars above

Well, add ’em up, Josephine
All those lives
Add ’em up
What a story!

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