Chapter 04: Back at the Start

If I was one cell
you could ignore me
‘cos one cell is too hard to see
with your eyes.
But just like everybody
I’m one, two, four,
then I’m eight, sixteen,
then a hundred trillion pieces of me.
But still you don’t see…

…that my cells work together to make
tissues work together to make
organs like my heart
but you tear it up ‘til I’m right back at the start!
Yeah, I’m right back at the start.

Right back, I started with one cell,
but I’ve broken free
‘cos one cell was too hard to see
with your eyes.
But just like everybody
I’m more than just the parts in me.

And your cells work together to make
tissues work together to make
organs like your eyes
but you still can’t see me no matter how I try.

I can live on my own, but I don’t want to live alone.
[cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, (multicellular) organisms]

I’m a multicellular organism,
looking in on your organ systems
but I still can’t find your heart
and I’ve looked so close that I’m right back at the start!
Yeah I’m right back at the start!
Yeah I’ve gone too far, now I’m right back at the start!

I can live on my own, but I don’t want to live alone.
[cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms]

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