"Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun Is a Mass of Incandescent Gas)" as written by and Lou Singer Hy Zaret....
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

We need its light, we need its heat, we need its energy
Without the sun, without a doubt, there'd be no you and me
The sun is mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees

The sun is hot
It is so hot that everything on it is a gas
Iron, copper, aluminum and many others
The sun is large
If the sun were hollow, a million earths could fit inside
And yet the sun is still only a middle-sized star

The sun is far away
About 93,000,000 miles away, and that's why it looks so small
And even when it's out of sight, the sun shines night and day

The sun gives heat, the sun gives light, the sunlight that we see
The sunlight comes from our own sun's atomic energy

Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine
The heat and light of the sun come from the nuclear reactions
Of hydrogen,carbon, nitrogen and helium

The sun is mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees



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"Why Does the Sun Shine?" as written by Lou Singer Hy Zaret

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    General Commentits the ultimate new age paganistic sun worship song!!!!!1!!!one!!!
    Mr. Baconon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is not a comment, but yet a few notes:

    Live versions of this song are improvised extensively. Some variants on this section:

    Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine. The heat and light of the sun are caused by the nuclear reaction between hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon, and helium.

    Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine. The heat and light from the sun come from the nuclear reaction between oxygen, hydrogen, helium, and hydrogen.

    You know, Frank, scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine. The heat and light from the sun are caused by the nuclear reaction between hydrogen and you, Frank O'Toole.

    Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine. The heat and light from the sun come from the nuclear reaction between hydrogen, nitrogen, helium, carbon, boron, chloron, fluoron, moron, and estrogen.
    Raphideon June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLately, John's been taking a minimalist path with that lyric in their shows, insisting that the heat and light of the sun come from the nuclear reaction between estrogen, estrogen, estrogen, and more estrogen.
    DavidGrimmeron July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song=most addictive song ever. Also, it was very helpful on my astronomy final *grin*.
    goddessjuneon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAddictive, YES. I spent an entire two week period working in Cable, singing it from house to house, on the 2-way radios, under my breath while on poles... out on hikes, jogs, and at the park.
    Polecaton November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is taken almost word-for-word from a children's science album hailing from the late 1950s to early 1960s.
    Nigelon December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of like a stage play in an American primary school. I can just imagine some kid hanging from the ceiling and floating across the top of the stage, wearing a big yellow ball costume. It's a very helpful song when it comes to science tests!! Q7: What do stars burn to produce light and heat?
    bradsteron December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen i was in 7th grade my science teacher played this song on a cd player and made us all sing along after he passed out the lyrics haha Mr. S. :-)
    lineandsinker62on July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits the ultimate new age paganistic sun worship song!!!!!1!!!one!!!
    Mr. Baconon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy science teacher plays this over and over, and it's really quite catchy...I can't believe it's on my iPod though.
    SitAndSpinon January 13, 2009   Link

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