Extinction's A Bitch
Lyrics by Christie Wilcox, to the tune of Meredith Brook's Bitch
All kinds of creatures from the mountains to the seas
All arising through a process of selection that’s been altering their genes
For a million centuries
Evolution’s what I mean
It’s changing organisms gene by gene by gene
So they’re stronger or they’re faster or they’re smarter, pushing features to extremes
Though tomorrow things may change, and those traits won’t mean a thing!
If you’re a fish
Or a bird
Or a mammal
Or a worm
In the oceans
Or in the jungle
You know life’s a constant struggle
You must change to survive
Hey, at least you’re still alive!
You know that’s more than a trilobite can say...
An intricate array
It seems so balanced but everything must change
Though coexisting, there are subtle variations always competing
And over geologic time, life is evolving!
Just when you think you’re perfectly adapted
The environment’s already changing
You need mutations to mix things up
Or suffer extinction!
Slow and steady
Wins the race
Just like Alice
For the fate of the so-so
Is to end up like the dodo
It’s not easy to survive,
But at least you’re still alive
And that’s way more than a trilobite can say!