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Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas)

Lyrics

The sun is mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees
Yo ho it's hot, the sun is not a place where we could live
But here on earth there'd be no life without the light it gives
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The sun is mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees
Yo ho it's hot, the sun is not a place where we could live
But here on earth there'd be no life without the light it gives
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk rock qualities
mild rhythmic syncopation
a political satire lyric
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
mallet percussion
a prominent accordion part
humorous lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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dongatogirl
Damn, this going to be stuck in my head all day...
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s.m.faulkner
They updated the cover song from the outdated 1950's version in 2009 to correctly sing “The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma”.
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Didnt they remake it to say plasma cause dats correct?
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I sang this in 3rd grade i still remember
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They used to play this song live a lot faster and heavier. There's a version of it on their live album severe tire damage
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will0594
Don't read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters this is scary because it actually works!
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I remember this from my childhood!!! ! Haha! My sister always threatened me that she would send me to the Edison Museum! Haha!
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If u like dis song u should
D listen to older ans NO!
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TMBG is the most epic song Eva follow me if u like TMBg. :-)


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slower version is original and faster is the newer one but they might be giants still sings it
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Sang this song to my daughter while she was in my wife's belly some 12 years ago. I am proud to say that my duaghter has now seen TMBG live four times!
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This is interesting sounding.
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I keep finding myself singing this song in the shower. I just love it.
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sucks that it's not correct anymore
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Now that we've had our science lesson for the day...
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ryanr365
Yeah I thought this song was faster too... weird.
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This is actually their twist on an old Mr Wizard song.
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rangerkid199 7 6
i remeber this song being faster
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yea me too
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heh
lolz
:3
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lps_collecto r
This song came in Handy in Science this year!!!
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without the sun without a doubt there would be no you and me! :)
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nightfairy27
I love this song really funny and keeps me laughing for a long time!!!!!
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...political satire? ...against the sun?
pandora's a bit strange these days.
...I mean seriously, where is the political lyric in this song??
I can detect nothing. O_o
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redheadbby
How much do I love TMBG! Even though we have sence learned the sun is not a mass of incandescent gas, but a miasma of incandesent plazma, I still dig this song.
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zeratul_58
Political satire? About the sun? Whoever thinks this is a political song needs to be hit with something heavy and blunt.
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I prefer the fast version
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I like the more sped up version. they put on a great live show
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osenda62
Fun AND educational! !
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Love this song to bits, but... come on, Pandora, seriously, "political satire" may be stretching it a little!

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