"Genetic" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Let me tell you every thought that I've come to
When I think of all the things that you do
I can't see if you're the only one, it's hard to say
And I think it's all the same to me today

I can see you too
If I can just see you this one time
I sit alone everyone's at home
I see it, I believe
Somehow I know it's true
Your genetic kiss to me
I live inside of you

I have heard it said before it'll never happen
Had it drilled in since a kid it makes my head spin
I'm still looking for these thing that I can't find
Thought just come and go swirling through my mind

I see me and you
Then it's him, I'm thinking of
We sit alone, no one else at home
I taste it, I feel
And now I know it's true
Your genetic kiss reveals
I'll always be with you

Hey baby, it's you I'm thinking of
Hey baby, who do you love?
Don't worry baby, I'm watching them as you sleep
Let me whisper, some things for you to keep

There's no perfect idea
There's no perfect fate
Just little stabs of happiness
Sometimes a little too late

So keep your eyes wide open
And know what you're made of
Remember first thought, best thought
Try to stay in love



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"Genetic" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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    General Commentone of my favorite SY songs. it's too good to be a b-side...

    it seems like it's a pretty straightforward love song. it's message seems to be 'seize the day, you never know what will come tomorrow'.
    kyasarinon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentno one talk about Sy songs .... except us ...

    i always remind of a girl listening to this song ....i even talk to her anymore ...this part of the lyrics remind me more than the rest
    "your genetic kiss reveals
    i'll always be with you "
    RedSpikedWallson May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot quite a love song.. There's some bitterness of regret.
    Unrighton January 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"First thought, best thought" was something Ginsberg believed in. In "The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg," Lee is interviewed and mentions this is where he got the line from for this song.
    ratanxon May 15, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favs from Dirty (and that says a lot!).

    Just my opinion, but I think this song is subtly about sex.
    I think "genetic kiss" means the guy's load (whether it's Lee or the character the song is about, I dunno). See "Your genetic kiss to me, I'll live inside of you".

    Read through the lyrics and you can pick up a few possible references. A more obvious one "Just little stabs at happiness."
    Mike Zeroon August 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentto me it is either a love song talking about someone (m/f), or it could be about his child? "i live inside of you." "don't worry baby i'm watching as you sleep"... sounds like a mixture of both. the woman he loves, it's not always perfect "i see me and you / then it's him i'm thinking of" AND the child they have. confusion and love.
    ohyesjohncaleon December 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commentguess i was right :) it's about his son

    youtube.com/…
    ohyesjohncaleon December 18, 2011   Link

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