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Song Parodies -> "The Sounds of Science"

Original Song Title:

"The Sounds of Silence"

Original Performer:

Simon And Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"The Sounds of Science"

Parody Written by:

Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran

The Lyrics

The Sounds of Science
by Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
(with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel)

Hello, dark matter my odd friend,
I’ve come to seek for you again
In collisions, briefly, fleeting
Between elements on meeting.
And the fission that supplanted yin from yang
In the Big Bang
Lives in the sounds of science.

I express genes and talk to clones
Of sparrow-beets that gobble bones.
‘Neath the red glow of a heat lamp
I learned that cholera makes untold cramps,
And the flies and crabs made a crash into my knee on flight
So nits of mites
Could touch the sounds of science.

And in the Bakelite I saw
Quartets of beetles, maybe more.
Beetles talking without speaking.
Beetles hearing without listening.
Beetles writing songs that voices never shared
‘Cause no one dared
Disturb the sounds of science.

“Schools!” said I, “you do not know.
Science with its answers grows.”
Hear the birds that they might teach you
Making charms might reach you.
But the birds sat scient for a spell
With geckos
In the cells of science.

But then the people were afraid
At what evolution made.
And the genes flashed out a warning
With the proteins they were forming.
And the enzymes said the words of the crawfish
are written on the plant cell walls
And tinamou claws.
And whispered in the sounds of science.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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TJC - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Zounds, Jeff! This was Waaay Creative, somewhat surreal and really piqued my interest... and I've learned a new word today--'scient'... thanks for brightening the scene!
Mark Scotti - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Is 555 one of the elements, because this screams it. Thanks for the education/entertainment!
Tommy Turtle - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Couple of minor pacing errors, so normally would go 455, but the superb syllable matching and the brilliance of

"And the fission that supplanted yin from yang
In the Big Bang"

way overshadowed them, so 555.

Welcome to AmIRight! No need to apologize to the original artists - lampooning them is what we do here. (Don't need a by-line either, although you can put your copyright notice, spinal nickname,etc. in the bottom comments.) Looking forward to more!

p. s.: I'm jealous of your chordate status. As an amphibious reptile, I have to make do with just a carapace and plastron.
Stuart McArthur - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Erudition is alive and well at - "crash into my knee on flight" was one of many witty grabs - like TT, I'll be watching out for your stuff, Jeff - you may also want to check out the comps - 555
Phil Alexander - February 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Super stuff.

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