Lines of Defence

a.k.a. We Will Rock You vs. I Will Survive

We Will Rock You

 

Body there’s a threat throw a big fête

Bringin’ in the first line gonna be a rumble today

You got snot on yo’ face

You big disgrace

Gettin’ caught up all over the place

Singin’

 

We will we will rock you

We will we will rock you

 

Body they’re still there screamin’ here

Second line, get the fever going and fight some more

Cytokines on yo’ face

You big disgrace

Gettin’ phagocytosed all over the place

 

We will we will rock you

(Bring it!)

We will we will rock you

 

Body they’ve come back big pack

Better get the third line to make you some peace today

Antibodies in place

You big disgrace

This body gonna put a swift close to this case

 

We will we will rock you

(Bring it!)

We will we will rock you

 

(Everybody)

 

We will we will rock you

We will we will rock you

 

(Alright)

I Will Survive

 

At first I was afraid

I was petrified

Kept thinking I could never pass

On my own to get inside

But then I made so many friends

Reaching quorum was a breeze

And we grew strong

And we learned how to make you sneeze

And so we’re back

From outer place

We just crawled in to find you here

With lots of food and extra space

Ha we’re gonna change our DNA

Gonna evade immunity

If you suspect for just one second

We’ll integrate into your genes

 

Go on now go, bring out the best

Just mess around now

‘Cause you’ll not find a nicer guest

Weren’t you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye

Did you think I’d crumble

Kill me with complements, you cry

Oh no, not I

I will survive

Oh as long as I know how to hide

I know I will stay alive

I’ve got all my life to live

I’ve generations to give

And I’ll survive

I will survive (hey-hey)

 

It took all the strength I had

With MAC almost fell

Kept trying hard to mend

The pieces of my broken cell

And I spent oh so many nights

Just wreaking havoc in yourself

I used to die

But now I hold my PAMPS up high

And you see me

Somebody new

I’m not that antibody-linked li’l

Pathogen you knew

And so you felt like dropping in

And just expect me to go flee

And now I’m saving all my torture

For someone whose torturin’ me

 

Go on now go, bring out your best

Just mess around now

‘Cause we’re a nasty little pest

Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye

Did you think I’d crumble

Did you think I’d give up and lyse

Oh no, not I

I will survive

Oh as long as I know how to change

I know I will stay alive

I’ve got all my life to live

I’ve generations to give

And I’ll survive

I will survive

Quick Note: 3rd line is part of adaptive immunity.  I'll add the "adaptive immunity" heading when I update the chart.

 

Reference:

Bauman, R. (2011). Microbiology: With diseases by body system (3rd ed.). Benjamin Cummings.

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