I Can't Make My Credo A Paper

In Honors 2, we studied evolutionary biology. We had lengthy discussions about how we’re basically here to breed. Understandably, reducing my entire existence to a uterus doesn’t sit well with me. I don’t know what my purpose is in life, and usually, when I go looking for it, I only frustrate myself further. So, when I thought about being put on this earth with the sole purpose of propagating my genes, it was upsetting. The thought is entirely too logical, so I can’t argue with it. It had always been in the back of my mind that life (animal, plant, etc.) is useless unless there will be more life in the future. If I spend my life creating art and there’s no one around to appreciate it after I’m gone, why am I here? The only impact I’ll have on the world is my carbon footprint and the potential hole in the o-zone layer I’ve burned with too many cans of hairspray. The only impact I’ll have is to destroy whatever I touch and to create younger versions of me to keep destroying things once I’m gone.

See? All of this is depressing, but it sounds significantly happier when you slap four chords onto it and make it rhyme.

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I Can’t Make My Credo A Paper (Or I’ll Sound Like an Emo Kid)

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I can’t make my credo a paper
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Or I’ll sound like an emo kid
G
I’ll just sit around and whine about
G D
The meaningless things I did
Em
When the only thing left of me
C
Is my carbon footprint
G
At least I can say
G
At least for a day
G
In some tiny way…

Aww, fuck it.

G
All the world cares about
G D
Is if I have a kid.
G
And if that child never breeds
G D
My life doesn’t mean shit.
Em
Because the only thing that matters
C
Isn’t what, but who I did…

No, that’s depressing.

Em C
But it’s true, it’s true
G D
It’s what I’ve evolved to do
Em C
I can’t quite say that I believe
G D
I’m meant for something new
Em C
It’s not the people that you love
G D
Or the things you make and do
Em C
It’s true, it’s true
G D G
The world would work just fine without me and you

G
I can’t let myself believe in love
G D
If I can’t comprehend
G
The difference between wanting
G D
Companionship or sex
Em
And it kills me to keep thinking
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About what would happen next
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If I let myself believe in something
G D G
That might not exist

Em C
But it’s true, it’s true
G D
It’s nothing to do with you
Em C
Pheromones and chemicals
G D
Have led my mind askew
Em C
It’s not so realistic
G D
To want fireworks to prove
Em C
That you would do
G D Em C
But one day I’ll have to settle for me and you
G D Em C
I just hope that you’ll be the one to get me through
G D Em C
And I hope that our offspring will improve
G D Em C
Our world after you and I are through
G D G
Because the world will work just fine without me and you

G
If I think too long about this
G D
It makes me want to cry
G
Because who will care about me
G D
After I have died
Em
And when the only endangered species
C
Is human kind
G
There’ll be no one left to build upon
G D G
What I’ve left behind

Em C
But I can’t feel blue
G D
There’s still me and you
Em C
I won’t sit around and cry about
G D
Post apocalyptic views
Em C
I will focus on the here and now
G D
And adding to the queue
Em C
Cause at least I can say, in some tiny way
G D G C G
The world’s a little better with me and you

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