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LYRICS


HOW TO ROT NEATLY
(written 2017/recorded 2017)
(based on the article "In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve" in the magazine "Wired")



when you will cross the river styx
when you‘re a pile of biowaste
of biowaste
your last salute to earth
is dangerous chemicals
and hazardous remains of yours

why don‘t you let your body be dissolved in some
potassium hydroxide and water under some high
pressure and temperature
strong alkaline base causes
everything but the skeleton
to break down to the original
components that built it
that flesh and bone
that flesh and bone

(memento mori)
in good time
think about
how to rot
rot neatly

amino acids, sugar, salt
and peptides, they all will become
they will become
fertiliser and soap
a sterile watery
liquid that looks like a weak tea

the chalky bones are soft enough to destroy by hand
just touch a femur and it falls apart, apart
your bones be pulverised
and scattered off the coast
where they will float and then disperse because
pure calcium phosphate will not sink
it will dissolve
it will dissolve

(memento mori)
in good time
think about
how to rot
rot neatly



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