Genesis (In the Beginning) Song Lyrics

Don McLean


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Mclean
album: Track 10 in album Chain Lightning
release date: 1978
popularity : 161 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock
length: 5:06
producer: Larry Butler
engineer: Billy Sherrill
composer: Don McLean
lyricist: Don McLean

Album Information

label: Millennium
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Don McLean Chain Lightning cover art


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In the beginning there was nothingness and God but waved his hand
And from the endless void there sprang the beauty of the land
And high above the canyon walls the diamond stars were new
And breezes blew from nothingness and herbs and grasses grew
And silent creatures roamed the Earth and multiplied their [Do7]kind
And man was but a molecule that God had left behind.

We have grown we have grown, we have captured the throne
Of the kingdom God made for our winning.
We have grown we have grown, but our children alone
Have so little time left for beginning.

And mountains sprang and chaos rang the overture of life
And rivers coursed the twisted blade of natures sharpest knife


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Words and Music
  • 2 Crying
  • 3 It's Just the Sun
  • 4 Lotta Lovin'
  • 5 Chain Lightning
  • 6 Your Cheatin' Heart
  • 7 Wonderful Night
  • 8 It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  • 9 Since I Don't Have You
  • 10 Genesis (In the Beginning)
  • 11 It's a Beautiful Life
  • 12 If You Could Read My Mind