"Bunsen Burner" as written by and Tyrone G. Kersey Leroy Green....
I'm an Alchemist baby
I can turn heavy metal .... into gold
I can make unstable compounds of mercury explode

I can make you glow
I can make you phosphoresce
I can burst your bubble
I can make you effervesce

Science tells you love
Is just a chemical reaction in the brain
Let me be your bunsen burner baby
Let me be your naked flame

You're going to turn bright red
When I do my litmus test on you
Acid it was, acid it is
And what acid was true

Check out what's in the test tube baby
You're my little pipette
The favourite piece of apparatus
In my chemistry set

Science tells you love
Is just a chemical reaction in the brain
Let me be your bunsen burner baby
Let me be your naked flame

You're the kind of carbon I can date
You're the element that makes me passionate
There's a chemistry experiment
I want to try in my brain
So come close to the Bunsen Burner
Feel the Heat of the naked flame


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    General CommentWhen Otway was sked what he wanted for his 50th birthday, he requested "A second hit".

    Thanks to his small but dedicated fan base going out and buying multiple copies "Bunsen Burner" reached the UK number 9 getting Otway an appearance on Top Of The Pops, the BBC's flagship popular music program.
    To encourage fans to buy more than one copy each of the single, he released three different versions. The flip side of "Bunsen Burner — The Hit Mix" was a cover of "The House of the Rising Sun" recorded at Abbey Road and featured 900 of his fans on backing vocals, each of whom was credited by name on the single's sleeve.
    Thanks to this second hit he has now been able to release his Greatest Hits album (note the s, he's very proud of it).
    gsleithon August 18, 2006   Link

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