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Y IS FOR YOU

YOU

words and music by John Hinton

(c).                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
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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
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With kickings and hiccupings and Braxton Hicks contractions
     Dm                                                                          G
At birth you had a brain with 50 trillion neural connections
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Which three months down the line will have multiplied by twenty times

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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
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Up useful artefacts
With your opposable thumbs
                                       C
That look just like your mum's.
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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 yo-de-li-he-d-li-hooooooo

©2017 John Hinton

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