Am. Em Dm G
Yoddele-hiii-you are a miracle, the pinnacle of four billion years of natural selection.
The arrow of time has pointed in your direction.
Yode-lay-hee-you are a star, I mean it literally, that is literally what you are.
Every atom in your body was once in a star.
You've come so far.
Am Em Dm
Yode-lay-hee-you gestated in the beautif’lest yo-de-lad-di-lad-di-la-dy's uterus,
With kickings and hiccupings and Braxton Hicks contractions.
At birth you had a brain with 50 trillion neural connections,
Which three months down the line will have multiplied by twenty times.
Yoddelehi-you have superpowers.
You're a survivalist - every climate is yours for the conquering.
You take life as it comes.
You're also good at conjuring
Up useful artefacts
With your opposable thumbs
That look just like your mum's.
You have two eyes and two lungs and two kidneys and a healthy heart that's busy pounding.
You're two thirds oxygen, one fifth carbon, one tenth hydrogen and 100% astounding.
from Ensonglopedia of Science,
released May 23, 2017
Words and music by John Hinton.
Featuring Thalia Hinton-Eagle on sneezes.