Live Forever

from by SIRR

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

about

I think I was exposed to the notion in the song from the Ray Kurzweil book The Singularity Is Near, though it might have been from related reading on the subject. I don't know for sure anymore. The idea is simple - even if one could clone themselves, copy their memories and essence into the clone, or just upload it into the Cloud or some sort of computing or robotic device, the reality is that the original you continues to exist and contintues to have a limited lifespan. Even as you live forever (or at least a great deal longer) in one form or another, you also die.

Sucks to be us.

Also, this was the last song I wrote for the record.

lyrics

chicka chicka download copy that
chicka chicka download copy that

canary in the coalmine
a shot across the bow
Have your cake and eat it
See your face in the crowd

a flaw in your logic
a joker in the deck
the whole ball of wax
flies in the face of facts

I'm gonna merge with my machines
I'm gonna upgrade my technology
Leave the dinosaurs behind
Ditch my mortality
I'm looking through the rear view at my biology

I'm going to live forever
But I'm going to die
I'm elated but more terrified
I'm going to live forever, yeah
But I'm going to die
I'm elated but more than terrified

I'll scan my brain and download my mind
A million times brighter than einstein
I'm going to be immortal but here's the rub
The original me is going to burn down to the nub
(Oh I'm gonna die)

I'm going to live forever
But I'm going to die
I'm elated but more terrified
I'm going to live forever, yeah
But I'm going to die
I'm elated but more than terrified

wanna be immortal
wanna live forever
but the body can be broken
so we're gonna be real clever
backing up my brain
backing up my mind
backed into a corner
call me frankenstein

credits

from BEGAT, released September 25, 2016
MrAdamsOnDrums courtesy of Wikiloops Jam 5195 Creative Commons Licence
Bass - Paul Healey
Guitar - Mark Hill
Mixed by SIRR
Final Mix with guitar by Mark Hill

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

SIRR Rothesay, New Brunswick

Please take and share the music. SIRR is a musical project led by Mark O'Connor (marocon@rogers.com) along with collaborators like guitarist Mark Hill, Paul Healey. drummer Steve Hill and many other collaborators from Wikiloops. SIRR makes catchy pop/rock music with electronic or rap elements. ... more

contact / help

Contact SIRR

Streaming and
Download help