A machine put in my baboon heart.
And thanks to my new hip I can walk
what's so good about being human?
just a construct-changing definition,
for changing boundries.
my iron lung helps me breathe-
and this glass eye help keeps
up appearances.
I'm a technological marvel.

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    General Commentconsidering Orchid's influences in critical theory, I think this quote from Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents" is responsible for this song:

    "Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times."
    ryanuberalleson May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRemember, too, that critical theory is largely concerned with technology in a post-Marxist tradition. We are losing our freedom, perhaps even our humanity, to consumerist technology.
    Axaxaxason April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to turn into a robot. but then i would probably become depressed, post-transformation, after hearing this song again.
    d_lacyon September 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenta few years ago some girl got a baboon heart transplant
    MrClean03on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmost people who recieved primate organ donations died soon afterward.
    500mgon October 15, 2006   Link

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