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With our modern and understandable human scientific selection we kind of avoid natures’ way of selection by evolution. There’s a chance we’re actually making our species more vulnerable to future environmental catastrophes or certain genetic defects. Is that a good thing? Is it a bad thing? We don’t know. Surely almost everybody can reproduce or lengthen their lives because of medical procedures or medicines. But playing for god might, and the eternal search for the “perfect being” could, just as well lead us to a bitter end. Let’s hope not!

lyrics

Our continuous search is entering new times
And conquering new fields –
In search of perfection – our ethics yield
For we want our genes to sprout
Creating most uncertain lives
A bitter form of technology that leaves natural selection out.

Over and out

We’re looking at – the changing of the tides
Altering the codes of life might be the downfall of our kind
‘Cause in the name of progression
We leave all or none behind

Our continuous search is entering dark times
And conquering new fields
A product of perfection -For we all yield
In our wish to defeat death
Creating most uncertain lives
A wicked form of technology - twists what it’s all about
What it’s all about

Creating stronger or weaker versions
Is this a tale with a hellish end?
Is this a devil we created?
A two-faced mirror we’re looking at?
The more our pharmacies keep growing
The more failures we will get?

We’re looking at – the changing of the tides
Altering the codes of life might be the downfall of our kind
‘Cause in the name of progression
We leave all thus none behind

Our continuous search is entering new times
And conquering new fields –
In search of perfection – our ethics yield
For we need our genes to sprout
Creating most uncertain lives
A bitter form of technology that leaves natural selection out
Over and out

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from Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us (LP​/​CD), released September 1, 2014

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Sweet Empire Amsterdam, Netherlands

Four friends, sharing a love of independent music, came together in the summer of 2008 to establish their own musical kingdom: Sweet Empire. They started to create songs that are melodic and playful, yet at the same time deadly serious. Bringing to mind bands like Descendents, and Dag Nasty among others. Sweet Empire has a strong on animal rights, the environment, politics, and religion. ... more

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