Cut From The Same Cloth

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Cut From The Same Cloth

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Still trying to catch up from skirmishes yesterday when I was on the road - the title/theme for this one was
about chemistry. I wrote about DNA

Lyrics: 

V1
it's just a sugar with a nitrogen base
and a phosphate molecule
that wrap up together in a helix
to make up me and you

so if you think we share chemistry
it's true that we really do
buy I share it with everyone
I don't just share it with you

C
we're cut from the same cloth
shades of white, black, brown, and tan
we've got the same designer genes
everywhere across the land

V2
we're ninety nine percent identical
we're built from the same mold
with a recipe to makes us unique
and secrets our genome holds

we have a few chemical tweaks
some thousands of years old
that help decide how we look
and if we're more shy or bold

C
we're cut from the same cloth
shades of white, black, brown, and tan
we've got the same designer genes
everywhere across the land

B
so there's no reason to fight
or to fend superiority
because we are basically the same
when it comes to chemistry

C
we're cut from the same cloth
shades of white, black, brown, and tan
we've got the same designer genes
everywhere across the land



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Valerie Cox's picture

I love that you used words like helix and genome in a song. It's all very smart of scientific of you. Also with a very true message that we are all made up of the same thing, so some of us need to get up off our hugh horses. But I love the way you say that in this song. Very fun!

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Flawless interweaving of chemical terms and poppy song parlance. Really enjoyable read. I dig the phrase 'Designer genes' (I once saw it used on a t-shirt worn by a young man with Down Syndrome, and thought, 'power to you, my friend').

There's a kind of kinaesthetic feel to it - some textures and 'feelies' invoked - the cold steel of the scissors cutting the malleable cloth, as well as the chemical elements and compounds that bubble and fizz away. I appreciated that.

tsunamidaily's picture

i like the use of "fend" in the bridge, though i would likely use "feign." really strong stuff here. exact scientific imagery adds to the feeling of truth in the sentiment.