Nellie McKay

"Clonie"

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But anyway, this is about the evils of science, so I think it’s perfect.

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♫ My oh my, walking by, who’s the apple of my eye? ♫

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♫ Why, it's my very own Clonie. ♫

0:32

♫ Oh, if I should stroll the hood, who knew I could look so good ♫

0:36

♫ just talking on the phone to Clonie. ♫

0:39

♫ We are pals, it's cool, 'cause we're not lonely, ♫

0:43

♫ shallow gene pool is nothing to my only Clonie. ♫

0:47

♫ Me and you, hustling through, holding on through thick and thin, ♫

0:51

♫ just day by day, our DNA, so the Olson twins got nothing on us. ♫

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♫ We'll survive, side by side. Mother Nature, don’t you call her phony, she’s my Clonie. ♫

1:01

♫ Was wealthy, but not healthy, had no one to dwell with me, ♫

1:05

♫ so look who I got born — Clonie. ♫

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♫ Far from broke, bored, rich folk, we don't need no natural yolk — ♫

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♫ our babies come full-formed, Clonie. ♫

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♫ We'll be huggable, get a publicist ♫

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♫ and show them, be the most lovable thing since fucking Eminem. ♫

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♫ Oh my friend, multiply, we’re a franchise, like Walt Disney or Hannibal Lecter. ♫

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♫ We can tell our cancer cells are more benign than old Phil Spector. ♫

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♫ We’ll survive side by side, should have signed with Verve instead of Sony. ♫

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♫ You’re my Clonie. ♫ "Oh Clonie, how I love you."

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"Ha, I'm the only person I ever loved."

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♫ Gee, that's swell. I guess you're just my fatal attraction-ie. You’re my Clonie. ♫

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Thank you.

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(Applause)

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay performs the semi-serious song "Clonie" — about creating the ultimate companion.

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Nellie McKay · Singer/songwriter

Nellie McKay sings, croons, raps, grooves and — barks? — to glowing critical acclaim.

Nellie McKay sings, croons, raps, grooves and — barks? — to glowing critical acclaim.