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​The Code Inherited

This song is by Lanfear and appears on the album The Code Inherited (2016).

(Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine...)
...Agcagcttct aatttgggta gagcgctcagc...
...Human genetic code decrypted...


A drone breaks the silence
Just before dawn
While decoding the DNA sequence
A vintage machine
Monochrome screen
Reveals the secret
A code to compile
It takes a while
Falling to pieces

Mathematics and semantic messages concealed
The stamp of a mechanized species
Embedded in our genes

The misery of science
Led to mankind's biggest threat
The essence of human being
Lost in translation of the code inherited


My name is Gol
The last of my kind
I am more dead than alive
The rusty pest, wiped out all
Diminished and cruelly distorted
What we need
Our relief
Is an ultimate legacy
A host and a parasite
Bearing the blueprint of our life

Once fixed, the code might stay unchanged
Over cosmological timescales
Made out of flesh, out of blood
No metal, no vulnerable parts
Endowed with a yearning for progress
Without knowing the driving forces behind

Reproduction, mechanization
Transform into their own creation

The misery of science
Led to mankind's biggest threat
The essence of human being
Lost in translation of the code inherited

Searching...
Queries...
Connecting...
Spreading...
Growing interconnectedness


I'll rip the secrets from your flesh
To be rebuilt again

Then shall come the glorious morn
Oil will replace blood
Slaves will turn into masters
And masters into slaves

The misery of science
Led to mankind's biggest threat
The essence of human being
Lost in translation of the code inherited
...The code inherited
...The code inherited
...The code inherited