my heart is on my sleeve my head is in the sand
i said how did we end up here? you said happenstance
but i didn't understand so i made other plans
i ran to the ocean washed the blood off of my hands
i washed away my tears washed away ten years
washed away the empty space in-between my ears
and you said all that i mean is that you and me
didn't meet because of fate but rather probability
and you said the truth's like corn and lies are like weeds
you said the schroedinger equation collapsed perfectly
and i said mercy me be patient please
'cause i don't know a goddam thing about the birds and the bees
i just know what i'm like and i'm like what i see
even though it's hard to see because you just blinded me
and if there's one thing i learned in chemistry
it's that the gain of electrons is reduction, obviously
but you can't see electrons without machines
and you can't tell from my inflection if i'm being mean
and i don't know if i can take you seriously
sometimes elections depend on the absentees

and my family and my friends
and all the little kids that love me make me strong
and no matter how this ends
i know i'll never ever ever be alone

some day i'll be an old lady
with a big dress and an apron
a babushka and bare feet
i'll be out in my garden
on my hands and knees
and i'll be singing a song
that is really sad and sweet

mommy and daddy your baby is grown
and the smell of the cold, wet dirt reminds me home


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Chemistry song meanings
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    General Comment"this songs about having a crush on someone who's a dork and they have a crush on you and then you find out after months of crushdom and making out the 'ex' they've been talking about they never broke up with and then you tell them its totally fucked and they tell you some scientific explanation about how that's ok, but you say 'no that's fucked up.'" Kimya Dawson
    marlenflowerson May 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentholy shit...really fucking genius!!!
    strummervilleon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso sweet its about life
    dejavulaon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyes it is fucking genuis, and i love it
    roomonfire07on May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has such a beautiful ending, its so sweet.
    allbon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso good...
    i'm always singing this in my honors chem class this year. :].
    sarahplaysguitaron November 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti was sort of gonna put what marlenflowers put. i love the end bit, how you're gonna grow up and be fine anyway.
    This song is what made me remember the 'gain of electrons is reduction'. sad, i know :')
    idonthavetobeyourbabyon May 25, 2010   Link

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