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billions, lined up
ninety years old
doctors, surgeons
refitting souls
SKINNIES! wrinkles?
hmm?
plastic snips! tight end
folds!
aged children
we shave the mold
farmer-chemists
feed cities whole
SKINNIES! gum it
swig at the cabbage-
tofu bowl!

once we had the
hunger
once we had disease
once we had cancer
but now at last we're
free!


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Malthusela song meanings
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    General Commentthe title is a pun on methusala, a biblical character extremely advanced in age. here he's a metaphor for medically engineered longevity, the human desire to play god (see those televangelist samples) by extending human life indefinitely. (the second line is wrong: it should read "ninety years old.") we hadn't sequenced the genome when this song was written, but replace "farmer-chemists" with "gene therapists" and you're good to go.
    scooperon June 15, 2009   Link

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