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Doc! Give me bad genes

I could have been infertile or blind
Hard of hearing with an unstable mind
I could have had a withered arm and a limp
I could have had the social nous of a chimp

But I'm almost perfect
Not to mention being straight and Caucasian
The geneticists made sure of that
Though my grandpa was a homo and Asian

Doc! Give me bad genes

I could have been asthmatic, autistic
A sulk, a stammerer or someone sadistic
And though I'm glad that these things don't all afflict me
One or two of them wouldn't have killed me

But I'm almost perfect
i really find it hard to relate
To ordinary mortals
Who hurt and ache and tremble and hate

Half my genes were just ones my parents chose
From a catalogue of spare embryos
And now I'm smart and strong and healthy and tall
In fact I'm not much like my parents at all

In fact I'm almost perfect
Isn't technology ace?
Unfortunately I can't stand
Being part of the new master race

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from The Seven Inches Test Their Mettle, released May 13, 2016

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The Seven Inches Leeds, UK

The Seven Inches have long been heroes amongst Leeds’ indiepop and DIY scenes, winning hearts everywhere with their bizarre onstage props, trumpets, synths and cardboard keytars. If this makes them sound like some self-conscious novelty act, rest assured that nothing could be further from the truth – The Seven Inches play it from the heart every time. ... more

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