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Breakthrough

Music & Lyrics by Allen Ling
Arrangements by Brain Mantia, Melissa Reese, Victor Little, and Cookie Marenco

Years and years of research    
And high technology
Microfilm and blueprints
Results were you & me
 
My theory had predicted
That you would come tonight
The test is fairly wicked
I’ll fly you like a kite
 
Breakthrough
Remember Benji Franklin
Well, he received a shock
Breakthrough
You’re a perfect specimen
Ideal breeding stock
Breakthrough
Your DNA is marvelous
It made your pretty face
Breakthrough
You’re a neat discovery
The pride of the Human Race
 
The best computer hardware
And software wizardry
Intellect and logic
A hundred PHD’s
 
I had them working with me
A dedicated crew
And they devised a method
To get inside of you
 
THE RANT:

In German:
 
Ichhabeinengroben SCHWANZ
Aberwennicbilunilozeigeschmeiben die mich in den knast!
Ich bin verzweifelt - verliebt und verzweifelt
Wiesokannmeinhirnnichtgemug fur siesein?

Breakthrough
Remember Benji Franklin
Well, he received a shock
You’re a perfect specimen
Ideal breeding stock
Breakthrough
Your DNA is marvelous
It made your pretty face
Breakthrough
You’re a neat discovery
The pride of the Human Race

Breakthrough
Well, you my pretty lady,
Will entertain my c-c-c-c-c-c-c
Your DNA is marvelous
Taste it on your face
Breakthrough
You’re a neat discovery
The pride of the Human Race

BACK STORY:
I wrote this song with a group of 100 other ones between 1984-1986.  I thought it would be fun to have the “mad scientist” theme throughout the song, or should I say the (always) sexually frustrated songwriter! I had a lot of fun writing the lyrics, and the original version was Thomas Dolby–ish. During the new electronic dance version of the song, I added more dimensions to the song and underwent many, many revisions (like 20 of them). What made the song’s new arrangement finally “work” was the ¼ note thumping bassline by Victor Little recommended by Cookie. We added a crazy rant by one of her interns at OTR Studios (Rocky) and translated the lyrics to German so it could come off better and less raunchy and distasteful. Good luck translating it.