Who Sang Shallow End of the Gene Pool? Austin Lounge Lizards

Release information
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:43
Lyrics

(Emily Kaitz)
My Daddy was a man of letters
My Mama was a head of the state
But when they got their chromosomes together
They gave me all of their recessive traits
I'm an embarrassment to evolution
My disposition is unstable and cruel
My blood's a catastrophic blend
'Cause I'm from the shallow end of the gene pool

My IQ is a negative number
I've got a sense of humor no one can stand
My development was seriously encumbered
By playing music with the Lounge Lizards band
I'm a social director's nightmare
At dinner parties I just babble and drool
It's not easy making friends
When you're from the shallow end of the gene pool

Chorus:
I'm from the shallow end of the gene pool
My x-rays make the doctors laugh
When they tried to chart my EEG waves
Well I wasn't even on the graph

Biological research is booming
They're making breakthroughs like you wouldn't believe
They say genetic engineering in humans
Will someday soon be a reality
I'm gonna get me a DNA transplant
They're gonna rearrange my molecules
Some natural laws will have to bend
To get me from the shallow end of the gene pool


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Shallow End of the Gene Pool
  • 2 Half a Man
  • 3 Old Blevins
  • 4 Big Tex's Girl
  • 5 Do Not Go to Tennessee
  • 6 Truckload of Art
  • 7 Gingrich the Newt
  • 8 Irving
  • 9 Life Is Hard, but Life Is Hardest When You're Dumb
  • 10 Bonfire of the Inanities
  • 11 Mourning Edition

  • Release information
    label: Watermelon Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 715971103420
    script: Latin