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Momus and John Henriksson -
"We Don't Have To Make Children"

[ from the album "Thunderclown" (2011) ]

Lyrics

I like how you look
Your teeth all acrook
The ruffling fluff of your hair
You're putting on weight
I think it looks great
Your gently fattening rear

We don't have to make children
When we make love
Don't have to make anything new
We don't have to make children
Two is enough
Baby I'd settle for you

I like how you feel
Your tottering keel
The slackening flab of your sex
Your wiggly teeth
Your wrinkling breath
Are things I have come to accept

Sex is a trick
Played by the womb
To make us pass life down the line
Giving us all
These little rewards
For passing our genes on and dying

I've been tricking the trickster
For quite a while now
Avoiding the pain and the strain
And kids are so noisy
They take so much time
This way the pleasure's all mine

We don't have to make children
When we make love
Don't have to make anything
We don't have to be three
Two is enough
Baby I'd settle for you

We don't have to make children
Love is enough
Baby I'd settle for you