Test Tube Future

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It started not so long ago, the experiment to show how little they know
The scientists blindly racing forward to perform their tricks for the company board
How long before we count the costs of boundaries we should never have crossed
And all things living used as tools to make big bucks for corporate fools
The web of life they will not see, can’t be a research laboratory
Playing god with life is a dangerous game, when it fucks up will they take the blame?
Test tube logic strictly followed, disinformation easily swallowed
The experts say it’s safe for sure – where have we heard all this before?

You’re part of this experiment, you’ve not been given a choice
So will you be forced to comply or will you raise your voice?
Do you want a test tube future, subject to a master plan?
No, I say it’s time to resist in every way we can

They say it’s carefully regulated but it’s not just the food that’s manipulated
Coz the relevant authorities have strings that are pulled by the industry
So they set out hand in hand sowing mutant seeds across the land
As the biohazard quickly spreads no-one knows what lies ahead
Unseen dangers ignored by tests in line with company interest
Millions spent to deceive to ensure the guinea pigs still believe
Experts decide where are future lies, don’t question them for they are wise
“For the common good” you’ll hear them say
and you can’t stop progress anyway

Now they’re looking hard to find the genes to realise all their long held dreams
With new, improved technology – unquestioning conformity
Building a world of happy clones with no ideas of their own
And the ones that will never suit their tastes will be dealt with as genetic waste
In an endless quest to control there are those who will gladly sell your soul
There’s nothing they won’t manipulate, take action now before it’s too late

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from Crisis, released April 1, 2011

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Spanner has been mixing politics and pleasure since around 2000, and we aim to still be at it when it’s time for dancing on the ruins of the empire. We’re taking bookings for the after party now!

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