Evolution – original music and lyrics by Kendra Dantes

How to play "Evolution" on piano, originally by Kendra Dantes


Here are all the notes, chords, lyrics, lead sheets, play-alongs, chord charts and MIDI files you could want to play this awesome song just like Kendra...

I had so much fun writing this song for my honors biology project at school. I love school, but I don’t love homework. This assignment was awesome because I feel like it gave me the opportunity to learn in a way that I find so much more fun than writing another paper!

I was so anxious about this year because I changed schools. I’m a very hard working student, pretty much a self-proclaimed nerd. I love to read books, I study hard and I get good grades. That being said, I’m not what you would call a popular kid at school, but I have found a great group of friends that find the same things interesting and fun that I do! I’ve been pleasantly surprised how much I like high school and getting to do assignments like this makes my school a great place for me!

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Here's Kendra's performance:

Lyrics for this original song:

When a species has need of surviving
It adapts to its environment over time
This is part of evolution
And how there’s this amazing thing called life
Populations evolve as one
To camouflage or to become fast
The wings of a moth change their color
Over many years, this is how they last

People can say it’s crazy that we come from chimpanzees
But we share 99 percent of our DNA
Mutations in the genes cause us to grow
And with natural selection, we change
Through evolution
Through evolution

All organisms are distantly related
We come from fish and birds and extinct species too
Birds and dinosaurs are like cousins
The same way it is for you and me (well, kind of!)

Wisdom teeth and the appendix are unnecessary
These are known as vestigial organs
Our ancestors used them for eating plants and leaves
And we have goosebumps ‘cause we used to be really hairy