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Physics in Lyrics

  1. Sep 5, 2006 #1
    Saw the following song (Bound By Time) doing well on a radio contest chart and made me wonder what other physics ideas had been attempted in lyrics:


    Part of lyrics sample:

    "I want to slow time but I do not have the speed.
    Or gravity - I can barely pull my needs"

    Can anyone remember any other songs which incorporate any physics ideas or is that considered too taboo for musos???
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  3. Sep 5, 2006 #2


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    Little Neutrino - Klaatu

    Across your open mind
    I trace erratic lines
    In motion and in time

    I fought a battle won
    To the surface of the sun
    Through fires on and on

    It's only you
    It can't be me
    For I myself refuse to be

    I am someone you'll never know
    I am the little neutrino

    Solus is not far away
    It's face is brighter than a day
    So don't turn me away

    It's only you
    It can't be me
    For I myself refuse to be

    I am someone you'll never know
    I am the little neutrino

    And now I'm passing through
    The one who is known as you
    And yet, you'll never know I do

    I really do
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    The BNL song "When I Fall" has the line "9.8 straight down" in it. I always liked that.
  6. Sep 6, 2006 #5
    Quite a few it seems - especially in the link by j77
  7. Sep 6, 2006 #6
    Anyone listen to rap here?

    There is an artist by the name of blackalicious and he does a song called "Chemical Calisthentics" and I think its brilliant.


    [QUOTE]I can do anything

    Neutron, proton, mass effect, lyrical oxidation, yo irrelevant
    Mass spectrograph, your electron volt, atomic energy erupting
    As I get all open on betacron, gamma rays thermo cracking
    Cyclotron and any and every mic
    You're on trans iridium, if you're always uranium
    Molecules, spontaneous combustion, pow

    Law of de-fi-nite pro-por-tion, gain-ing weight
    I'm every element of brown

    Lead, gold, tin, iron, platinum, zinc, when I rap you think
    Iodine nitrate activate
    Red geranium, the only difference is I transmit sound
    Balance was unbalanced then you add a little talent and

    Careful, careful with those ingredients
    They could explode and blow up if you drop then
    And they hit the ground

    Let it flow, yo, just let it go, get back

    C-O-H-O-2 wine water solution of calcium hydroxide
    Slobbin it, C-A-O lime will make bleach powder
    Galvanic metal beats stomp out louder
    Dried ice, C-0 squared refrigerant
    N-O-2 makes you laugh, it's laughing gas used by the dentists
    I nearly added acid glue, I'm like oil of a toil, the king of chemicals
    And the G heat gas waved all your mats
    Chemical change, ice point, melt all your raps
    Atomic weight, hold shocks, when you call
    Refillable gas keep going way beyond
    Biotch I'm only ill with buzzin, feel the ambiance
    A diabetic process outta calm your ass
    After I warm your ass, I'll give sodium, silicate N-O-2-S-1-O-3, a water glass
    Borax flexure full of brimstone sulfur
    Boraxic acid, hip-hop preserver
    C-O-2 could never put away the fire
    Style aroma is scientific; the lyrical fuse would be connected
    To teach you chemical calisthenics

    The Theory is that all matter is composed of at least three fundamental particles
    Protons, electrons, neutrons, Protons charge is positive
    By now you've guessed electrons are probably negatively charged
    Neutrons don't follow either, neutral, in the middle, only no apologies
    Centered, unmoved by yin and yang ideology
    Neutron, bomb songs, electron fury
    Cosmic musical radio-activity
    Different points in joints within infinity
    Oxygen and hydrogen alive within all types of energy
    Within all types of energy
    Within all types of energy
    Within all types of energy
    Within all types of energy, inside a world, inside a world
    Inside a universe, inside of me existing although I can't see it

    Hydrocarbon, nitrogen cycle, ionization
    Heavier than electric motor metals that weigh over a ton
    This has been a chemist, Blackalicious creation
    Clean out your desk, put your papers away cause class in almost done

    This is chemistry plus calisthenics
    I'm calcium plus potassium, magnesium, newspaper of sodium, sulfate
    Your solvent, chloroform, remedy from the norm
    glycerin, purest form Titanium
    there is no way out, when this newfy is out
    of all arms vibration, forming in a nigga
    some bleachin' to teach ya religious is equal to pieces of meteor
    Eager to be here or is it, can see here I know all of all
    I'ma pickin' up pretty little Cindy
    I'm more, I'm thinkin of more,
    I'm cookin a potion![/QUOTE]
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
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