"Chemistry" as written by and Dan Wilson....
I remember when I found out about chemistry
It was a long, long way from here
I was old enough to want it but younger than I wanted to be
Suddenly my mission was clear

So for awhile I conducted experiments
And I was amazed by the things I learned
From a fine fine girl with nothing but good intentions and a
Bad tendency to get burned

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you know
Ah wonder what you do to me
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh

Some time later I met a young graduate
When I had nobody to call my own
I told her I was looking for somebody to appreciate
And I just couldn't do it alone

So for awhile we conducted experiments
In an apartment by the River Road
And we found out that the two things we put together had a
Bad tendency to explode

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you've learned
I'll memorize everything you do to me so I can
Teach it when it comes my turn

Fine spring day, California waves
Sweet Pacific scenes through the
Windows of airplanes and hotel rooms

So when I find myself alone and unworthy
I think about all of the things I learned from the
Fine fine women with nothing but good intentions and a
Bad tendency to get burned

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you know
Ah wonder what you do to me
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh

All about chemistry
Won't you show me everything you've learned
I'll memorize everything you do to me so I can
Teach it when it comes my turn

It's all about chemistry
It's all about chemistry
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh

It's all about chemistry
It's all about chemistry
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh


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"Chemistry" as written by Dan Wilson

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    General CommentIt's a metaphor for sex/sexual chemistry. Same thing really.
    epoch157on April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great. like, the chemistry between two people and remembering how it felt to be with that person and taking those feelings with you on to another. that's so real, but it probably just fucks things up even more.
    sixamphson April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about people trying to learn different ways of loving by exploring. Then they are able to teach what they have learned to others they meet and so on. and the more relationships they go through the better they get at kissing and everything.
    sayonara790on November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is quite corny. Pretty much one big pun on chemistry class versus sexual chemistry. This was supposed to be the big hit that never materialized off of Semisonic's second album.
    stoolhardyon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about sex! experimenting with sex, he knew he wasyounger than he wanted to be before he lost his virginity, but wanted it so bad...A bit like me...but im a girl
    xjessixon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LIVE FOR THE RIVER ! ! ! !
    apotheosis23on August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought it meant 'younger than he wanted' as in, maybe he liked the older girls but was too young for them to notice him or any girls at all cos maybe his voice hadn't broken or whatever so he might not have gotten any female attention
    song-moogleon December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought he meant that he wanted to be older than he was in general
    jademonkey58on May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about dating older women.
    -he started dating her and she taught him about sex thats it thread over.
    fullmetaljacketon May 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne big cheesy joke, but a great, fun song.
    Off of Semisonic's third album, mind, not the second.
    xiphias29on May 17, 2007   Link

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