She throws back her hair and she shows you her mouth
The breath that I waste trying to ruin your life
Beauty's on a budget but you take it on the chin
'Cause you have to do your duty taking orders from the kingpin

You've got a chemistry class I want a piece of your mind
You don't know what you started when you mixed it up with mine
Are you ready for the final solution? Oh. Oh.

Chopped you up in butcher's school
Threw you out of the academy of garbage
You'll be a joker all your life
A student at the comedy college
People pleasing people pleasing people like you
You've been around so long but you still don't know what to do

You've got a chemistry class I want a piece of your mind
You don't know what you started when you mixed it up with mine
Are you ready for the final solution? Oh. Oh.

Sparks are flying from electrical pylons
Snakes and ladders running up and down her nylons
Ready to experiment, you're ready to be burned
If it wasn't for some accidents then some would never ever learn

You've got a chemistry class I want a piece of your mind
You don't know what you started when you mixed it up with mine
Are you ready for the final solution? Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh.


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Chemistry Class Lyrics as written by Elvis Costello

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    General CommentShe's controlled by society and it's views on beauty; maybe she is intelligent but she acts shallow and vapid to "please people" like herself. She has been rejected and scorned by different groups because of this, but she still can't figure it out. He has been led on by her, and is frustrated with her teasing and wants to provoke her enough to break out of her mold. I think he's trying to say that you don't have to sacrifice intelligence for beauty or acceptance.
    likethecanalson December 05, 2007   Link

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