DNA
On a Roll
DNA  by Tim Seston

It’s your DNA C, T, G and A
It’s what makes you you and also me too
It’s your DNA, it’s your parent’s way
To pass on the fun to each daughter and son

When you breathe in Oxygen that’s a good start
Your blood carries it from your lungs to your heart
Your heart pumps the blood to your feet and your hands
And also your muscles so that you can dance

But . . .

It’s your DNA C, T, G and A
It’s what makes you you and also me too
It’s your DNA, it’s your parent’s way
To pass on the fun to each daughter and son

When you eat bananas, some broccoli or fish
Or chocolate cake or whatever you wish
Food goes to your stomach where it can digest

But . . .

It’s your DNA C, T, G and A
It’s what makes you you and also me too
It’s your DNA, it’s your parent’s way
To pass on the fun to each daughter and son

Before you were born this is what I have heard
Two cells joined together and a miracle occurred
And then in that moment when genes intermix
A new cell has formed with its own double helix

Yes –

It’s your DNA C, T, G and A
It’s what makes you you and also me too
It’s your DNA, it’s your parent’s way
To pass on the fun to each daughter and son

It’s your DNA C, T, G and A
It’s what makes you you and also me too.

Luke and I were bouncing on the
trampoline in the spring of 2014.
The cadence of each bounce sparked this
new song.

With the science theme for the summer's
library reading program I had DNA on
the brain.  The verses were written over
a couple sunny day afternoons at play.

Below is a picture of Luke and Owen at
1 month old and still in the NICU.  They
have identical copies of DNA.











Lyric footnote and science fact:

The nucleotide in DNA consists of:
a sugar (deoxyribose),
one of four bases
(cytosine (C), thymine (T),
guanine (G), adenine (A))
and a phosphate.