Brian Gray - Descartes And I

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If a clone turns out to be smarter
Than the original, do you still call it a clone?
If I use a DNA starter
To make my only friend, am I still forever alone?
The world won't look behind his plumed facade
Into the brilliant mind of my favorite theropod.

My raptor Descartes and I,
We talk all through the night about the then, the now, the why.
My raptor Descartes and I,
Debating over how to choose the road next traveled by.
Descartes and I.

Often he can force me to unthink,
As he illuminates the questions that I beg.
But he is so a slave to his instinct,
Deciding whether first to steal the neighbor's chicken or egg.
A subtle logic gaffe, a loud guffaw,
I laugh and laugh until he brandishes his raptor claw.

My raptor Descartes and I,
We talk all through the night about the then, the now, the why.
My raptor Descartes and I,
Debating over how to choose the road next traveled by.
Descartes and I.

There are times I feel I might lose him
To questing after his less-moral relatives.
Of all the animemes I would choose him,
Despite a grudginess, forgetting much more than he forgives.
So I'll just have to trust the fallacy
Of paying work with just a BA in Philosophy

My raptor Descartes and I,
We talk all through the night about the then, the now, the why.
My raptor Descartes and I,
Debating over how to choose the road next traveled by.
Descartes and I.

My raptor Descartes and I,
We talk all through the night about the truths we all deny.
My raptor Descartes and I,
Debating over how the arts of Socrates apply.
Descartes and I.

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from SpinTunes #6: Round 1, released January 29, 2013

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