Rubidium

Rubidium

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Liner Notes: 

Hey yeah, I'm probably writing too many songs this morning but I have the time so why not. 4th song this morning. Periodic Table lives!

Lyrics: 

Hey yeah you've got half a gram of rubidium in you
and you probably didn't know it
Hey yeah it's the 16th most common element
and you probably didn't know it

rubidium
similar chemically
to potassium
so it's often found
in traces in those compounds
rubidium

Hey yeah it's 37 on the periodic table
and you probably didn't know it
Hey yeah it's non toxic but a bit explosive
and you probably didn't know it

rubidium
similar chemically
to potassium
so it's often found
in traces in those compounds
rubidium

named for its deep red spectral hue
helps fireworks to burn purple too
mainly extracted with lithium from lepidolite
I think rubidium is quite all right

rubidium
similar chemically
to potassium
so it's often found
in traces in those compounds
rubidium



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Comments

LisaMarie777's picture

Oh how clever! I need to review my periodic table, haha! I loved the line about it being non-toxic, but a bit explosive, haha! Neato!

ayeahmur's picture

Thank you! For shining a light on poor, neglected rubidium. As elements go it really should be better known.
Great melody under "ru-bidi-um" and I love the extended single note in the verses. Nice!

cleanshoes's picture

"Rubidium" just trips off the tongue, doesn't it? This is a particularly catchy one, and reminds me a little of some of my favorite acoustic pop/rock from the 90s-00s. And you're right, I totally didn't know these facts (non-toxic, but a bit explosive--ha!).

katpiercemusic's picture

It's been a while since I've heard one of the elements. I like that bridge. It came as a surprise! I learned something while listening!