MITOCHONDRIAL EVE

she was my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandma
and yours
and she made better babies than all the other ladies in the cave bore
she c-c-couldn’t have known
no she couldn’t have dreamed
just how big her living legacy would be
she couldn’t know she’d be the angel at the top of our tree

she couldn’t know that she
she coudln’t know that she’d give me
my mitochondria

CHORUS
she’s still alive in our veins
there was no fall from grace
they oughta make a holiday
she was more than just a link in the chain
she gave me my mitochondria
m-m-my mitochondrial eve

she was our great-great-great-great grandma
and you know we should be grateful
but we just sit at her Thanksgiving always bickering and bitching at the kids’ table
she c-c-couldn’t have known
if she did she probly couldn’t have done it
yeah that’s just too much weight for anyone to walk around luggin’
but the future takes your shit and goes runnin’

she couldn’t know that she
she couldn’t know that she’d give me
my mitochondria

CHORUS

(she couldn’t know that she
she couldn’t know that she’d give me)

she wasn’t the queen of the pleistocene
no she couldn’t have known
when she was getting laid
that she was making nations
the first waves in today’s sea of faces
but that’s fucking fate kids.

(she couldn’t know that she
she couldn’t know that she’d give me

my mitochondria)

CHORUS x2