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

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

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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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