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Song Parodies -> "The CRISPR Life"

Original Song Title:

"The Christian Life"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Byrds

Parody Song Title:

"The CRISPR Life"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

A budding life can be manipulated;
editing techniques can do more than stun…
involve more than slapping cells on a slide.
I like the CRISPR* life.

I’m editing genomes inside these halls;
some skeptics bemoan it…say it appalls.
Measure, our pleasure; we are science guys.
We like the CRISPR life.

Our budget’s puny, so we turn to Croesus**
we’re seeking some of his wealth by the ton.
’cause university budgets are tight,
we fight for our birth rite.

Sometimes we are forced to make begging calls;
we can’t just go buy our tools at the mall.
Genetic measuring lights up our eyes.
We like the Crickster*** life.
I like to CRISPR life.


*Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.
**King of Lydia, 560-546 BC; renowned for his wealth
***Francis, Crick, coauthor of the academic paper positing the double helix structure of DNA

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