Science is magic that works

Science is magic that works

mike skliar's picture
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Liner Notes: 

There's a t-shirt company that specializes in designs submitted by any artist who wants to sumbit, and there was a design (I ended up buying a t shirt) with the slogan 'science is magic that works'.

got the t shirt today, and thought- that could be a good song title!

and I was off and running, and here ya go...

quick live demo, guitar and harmonica, all at once, live (harmonica rack, Dylan-style and all) recording on the iPhone, etc.

enjoy!

Lyrics: 

Those friends of yours who think global warming’s a hoax
Those friends of yours are jerks
Because science is magic
Science is magic
Science is magic that works

Look online and see hundreds of comments
From trolls who just want to lurk
They’re just static, cause science is magic
Science is magic that works

GPS would not work at all but for a German Jewish patent clerk
It’d be so dreary without Einstein’s theory
Let’s face it science is magic that works

So many diseases are a thing of the past
And that’s just one of the perks
Anti vaccers are tragic, but science is magic,
Science is magic that works

So ironic when people complain about science
Using their wifi networks
You can ask Scotty, Spock or Kirk
Science is magic that works

Ignorance can travel around the world
And be louder than any fireworks
But scientific reason still explains the seasons
Science is magic that works

Those friends of yours who think global warming’s a hoax
Those friends of yours are jerks
Because science is magic
Science is magic
Science is magic that works

(c) M. Skliar 2018



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Comments

nancyrost's picture

This is great! Your performance has such great energy, great voice and harmonica work. The multi-rhymes and lively use of symbolic language really help get the message across in an entertaining way, too.

cindyrella's picture

Great t-shirt, great idea! I had a dream that God was science and the more we know about science, the more we know about God. Great lines and song!

fresh spotless youth's picture

What a great line, and great delivery. I love the way you sing the title line. Super guitar groove, too. It'd be great to see this rocked up by a band like the Stray Cats. Yeah! Bring it home!!

excellent - great title, great guitar driving it along against a really cool lyric - even a harmo yay. go go!

AndyGetch's picture

Reminds me of a teacher friend in Europe whose school system was considering removing calculus from the curriculum and was looking for scientific reasons to justify keeping it the program. I said well, for starters calculus (a basic math course launching point for advanced sciences) is used in electricity (which powers everything, the big disaster after storms is lack of power), engine design (cars, airplanes, manufacturing), building design, pipe design, etc. in other words, going back to a much more labor intensive, very untechnological, un-science based age. Yes science is the magic that works and that we take for granted.

kahlo2013's picture

Thanks for the cool shout out to science!!! Yes, to scientific evidence and yep if people think it is magic but still believe in its emerging and evolving truth I am happy. Great delivery on this Mike!

pfoo's picture

Great title and subject! I like your humorous approach to something that is actually kind of scary (the science doubters, not the science itself!). I especially like the line about the complainers using their wifi networks - I laughed out loud there.

ballyhoot's picture

Really digging this song. The rhythm, the rhymes, the vocal delivery... Love the harmonica breaks. Great song!