The Human Genre Project


The DNA Cowboys

I'm a DNA Cowboy
I'm a Clone Engineer
Just pop your foetus in the tank
There's no need to fear
Pick the colour of her eyes
From the chart on the wall
Choose from blonde, brunette or redhead
And exactly how tall

Violets are red, roses are blue
It's amazing what genetic engineering can do
Enhancing intelligence and editing the mind
We'll release the beta version of the new humankind

Just call me Clone Arranger
I'm at your service Ma'am
Just a little dash of Thymine
Will put a tiger in your pram
Or if you'd prefer a poet
I'll drop a word in his ear
I make Pick'n'Mix people
I'm a Clone Engineer

Violets are red, roses are blue
It's amazing what genetic engineering can do
Replacing evolution, which was operating blind
We'll release the beta version of the new humankind

I'm the dark horse writer
Of the DNA Express
For the black sheep of your family
I'll always do my best
Or I'll throw in codon couplets
For the long arm of the law
It's the male they must go through
And they'll come from his Paw

Violets are red, roses are blue
It's amazing what genetic engineering can do
It's a romancing revolution, with love redefined
As we release the beta version of the new humankind

I'm a midwife of modernity
I'm the gene pool guard
Writing whole generations
I'm a four-letter bard
So when you do your shopping
For the latest kid in town
Come visit the Clone 'Ranger
'Cos I'll never let you down

Violets are red, roses are blue
It's amazing what genetic engineering can do
So don't leave it to nature, get your baby designed
And we'll release the beta version of the new humankind

So as the gold rush gathers
For manufactured spawn
And towards the frontiers of the future
Our world's ever faster drawn
Will we be arriving in Utopia
Or regarding it with fear?
For producing good, bad and ugly
I'm a Clone Engineer

Violets are red, roses are blue
It's amazing what genetic engineeering can do
We're tailoring our futures with live genes recombined
In an untested beta version of the new humankind

The author notes: 'Written as lyrics for a Hawkwind song, but so far not taken up...'

Mike Holmes