Immune

by Tom Guyette

 

When you're feeling ill

Your immune system kicks in

Apparently to save your life.

 

What you don't know

What you'd never think of

Is that your immune system needs you to survive.

It needs you to survive or it dies.

 

It's selfish

In a beneficial way

It's selfish

Helping you to recover.

But for this reason, it protects you.

It nourishes you.

It nurses you back to health.

It needs you to survive or it dies.

 

When you're feeling down

Your friends draw near to you

Apparently to comfort you.

 

What you don't know

What you'd never think of

Is that we love you because we need you to survive.

We need you to survive or we die.

 

We're selfish

In our beneficial way

We're selfish

Helping you to recover.

But for this reason, we protect you.

We nourish you.

We nurse you back to health.

We need you to survive or we die.

 

We love you.

We love you.

We love you or we die.