We used to think they were unusual
but now it seems they're everywhere.
In Rome they made themselves emperors
and set Christians on fire
but the Christians took over 
the empire declined and fell 
and they hung in 
and despite a lot of talk
about you know the meek
and so on the slaughters 
continued and people were
still set on fire 
for believing things
and then science drove away
darkness and superstition
and an age of reason began
but they were still around 
ships crammed with people
exchanged for sugar and rum
people slaughtered and driven away 
to make empty lands for settlers
gatling guns against assegais
war to end war to end war to end war
the fact is they don't care
about anyone else
no they don't