You (AKA Y Is For You)

from by John Hinton

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Am. Em Dm G
Yoddele-hiii-you are a miracle, the pinnacle of four billion years of natural selection.
Dm G
The arrow of time has pointed in your direction.
C Em
Yode-lay-hee-you are a star, I mean it literally, that is literally what you are.
Dm
Every atom in your body was once in a star.
G
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,
G
With kickings and hiccupings and Braxton Hicks contractions.
Dm G
At birth you had a brain with 50 trillion neural connections,
C
Which three months down the line will have multiplied by twenty times.

C
Yoddelehi-you have superpowers.
Em
You're a survivalist - every climate is yours for the conquering.
Dm
You take life as it comes.
You're also good at conjuring
G
Up useful artefacts
With your opposable thumbs
C
That look just like your mum's.
Em
You have two eyes and two lungs and two kidneys and a healthy heart that's busy pounding.
Dm G
You're two thirds oxygen, one fifth carbon, one tenth hydrogen and 100% astounding.

(Sneeze)
Bless you!
Bless you!

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from Ensonglopedia of Science, released May 23, 2017
Words and music by John Hinton.
Featuring Thalia Hinton-Eagle on sneezes.

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