If all the old explorers came back now,
If Drake and Raleigh once more walked the streets,
If Christopher Columbus could somehow
Come back and read some emails and some tweets.
I wonder what they'd feel about the world,
I wonder what they'd feel we had become,
I wonder if they'd think they had been hurled,
Into a better place or one that's dumb?
See all the things of greatness we've achieved,
See all the great advances we have made,
Are these things all as good as we've believed,
Or have we all been gradually mislaid?
I'd like to know, but it's so hard to see,
Is the past or present best for you and me?