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Sharks in the gene pool

Text písně Sharks in the gene pool

First the urine test - now this  
First the urine test - now this!  
Why do all the best technology advances  
Always wind up in the worst possible hands  

Through dna analysis  
We may one day conquer disease  
A "perfect" baby every time  
By mapping and manipulating people's genes  

Cosmetic surgery before you're born  
Know in advance what you'll die of  
Everyone is useful and the same  
Swimmers bred like horses for olympic teams  

Life insurance? be serious!  
You have to get your genes screened first  
Toxic chemicals? fumes at work?  
No sweat! get a gene transplant  

Otherwise you'll lose your job do  
You wanna wind up out in the streets?  
And raise your children in campgrounds and shelters?  
And beg to eat  

There's too many sharks in the gene pool 
Too many chewed up bodies on the shore  
Too many sharks in the gene pool  
Too many leftovers rotting all around us  

First the urine test - now this!  
Why do the best technological advances  
Keep winding up as...  

Uniform hybrid species  
For fresh-looking pest-proof food  
An apple can sit on the shelf for years  
When we irradiate the molecules  

But where did the nutrition go?  
And what's taken it's place?  
Slipshod tampering with science  
Out of control factory farm eugenics  

Slaughterhouses in lowa  
Filled with tumor-infested cows  
Failed experiments hidden 'til sold  
To your local school lunch program  

Grade D, but edible  
Our food, our life, our attitude  
Suffocating in what we refuse to recycle  
Time bombs fester in every town  

Billions of dollars spent every year  
Searching for a cure for cancer  
Why not spend that money instead  
To wipe out pollution that causes the cancer  

There's too many sharks in the gene pool  
Too many screw-ups washing on shore  
Too many sharks in the gene pool  
Too many preventable accidents among us  

Meryl Streep... where are you?  

Where did american know how go  
Why do japanese build better stereos  
Is it 'cos our best minds can't get a job  
Except when they help make toys for the Pentagon  

Germ warfare, more bombs  
Germ warfare, more bombs  
Our whole economy's based on fear and death  
How long can we get away with this?  

And we live here  

Instead of better health we get a.i.d.s.  
Instead of nourishment we get steroids  
The most popular selections at celebrity sperm banks  
Are sports heroes  

Gap widens between the haves and the have-nots  
Rich and powerful breed only with themselves  
We all know what happens when too much of this happens  
The offspring just ain't real bright  

How else can you explain  
The erosion of talent and the vision thing  
To the point where the best that they can come up with  
For our future role models and leaders  

Are vicious blind machines  
Like Albert Gore and Dan Quayle  
Why do the best solutions and advances  
Get thrown away in the worst possible hands  

There's too many sharks in the gene pool  
Too many carcasses washing on shore  
Too many sharks in the gene pool  
Avalanche of toxic guts all around us  

We're incompetent as human beings  
Even worse at playing God  

Wrong people  
Right place  
Ruling class  
Gets the only pass  
To board the ark  
For outer space  
In 2001  
What about this place?