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Steve Simpson: Music

Zero Point One

(Steve Simpson)
I went to the science museum,
Took my sweetheart Marilu along.
And as we walked through the giant eyeball,
We saw an exhibit on the human genome.

It said the genes of all people,
Are 99.9% the same,
And the other tiny little fraction,
Keeps Michael Jackson from being John Wayne.

Then I said I like all your genes, Marilu,
But I love that itty bitty bit that makes you just you.

See, I like the way you've only got two eyes,
But I love the way they dart about when you're being shy,
And I like how you've got toes on both your feet,
But I love the way you wiggle 'em when you're fast asleep.
I guess what I'm trying to say to you, Hon,
Is I like your 99.9, but I love your 0.1.

Well, Marilu and I got married,
We shared some wedding cake and chromosomes,
And a honeymoon plus nine months later,
We took our little gene experiment home.

We held hands and watched him sleeping,
Then we saw through misty eyes,
The toes on one foot just a'wiggling,
And I said that must be his mama’s side.

Then I said I like all your genes, Marilu,
But I love that itty bitty bit that makes you just you.

See, I like the way your nose has holes to breathe,
But I love the way it crinkles up when you smile at me,
And I like the way your heart beats all the time,
But I love the way it skips a beat when your eyes meet mine.
I guess what I'm trying to say to you, Hon,
Is I like your 99.9, but I love your 0.1.
Yeah, I like your 99.9, but I just love your 0.1.

Steve: vocals and guitar
Chris Rosser: bass guitar
Dave Johnson: dobro, mandolin