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Vocals and keyboards: Marilyn Rucker, Bass: Gary Feist, Drums: Masumi Jones Additional vocals: Lisa Rucker
Music and Lyrics by Marilyn Rucker

Lyrics

Learning Science from TV

Dark Energy
Why must you be so scarce and small?
Dark Energy?
Why are you so fricking small?
If there were much less of you
We’d have no matter here at all.
If there were much less of you
Nothing’d matter much at all.

Learning science from tv
Is not impossible for some.
Learning science from tv
Makes me feel
Kind of smart but also dumb.

And string theory
What’s up with all the dimensional shapes?
Yes string theory
What’s up with all the possible shapes?
Are you just showing off
Leaving us confused and agape?
Yeah you’re perplexing all of us
Simple pencil-pushing apes.

Learning science from tv
Is not impossible for some.
Learning science from tv
Makes me feel
Kind of smart but also dumb.

And infinite expansion
Why must you go on and on (and on and on and on and on and on)
Ooh infinite expansion
Why must you go on and on? (and on and on and on and on and on)
You put the bang in the big bang
But why the hurry to be gone?
They say you’re always speeding up
Why such a hurry to be gone?

Learning science from tv
Is not impossible for some.
Learning science from tv
Makes me feel
Kind of smart but also dumb.

(Instrumental break)


These phenomena may show
There’s more than one reality
These phenomena may show
There’s multiverses probably.
And the math may work out
But it’s all gobblydegoop to me
I don’t understand the physics
I have a liberal arts degree.

Learning science from tv
Is not impossible for some.
Learning science from tv
Makes me feel
Kind of smart but also dumb.

Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo (and on and on and on and on and on and on)
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo (and on and on and on and on and on and on)
I could listen all night
To Neil de Grasse Tyson’s gentle thrum
Learning science from tv
Makes me feel
Kind of smart but also dumb.