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Lab Track: Science is Golden

Frequent ‘Lab commenter Coelecanth asked, “How about a little break from the lacrimosal Lab Tracks?” and suggested this fun and happy tune. Science is Golden by The Grates uses energetic pop to point out the fact that despite mankind’s repeated attempts to find truth by writing new rule books and subverting alternative ideas, science has proven to be the only thing that truly works. This one’ll get stuck in your head.

Science is Golden
The Grates

What’s the go with all these
New set of rules that you live by?
‘Fraid you might die
Watch ‘em go by

What’s the go with all you
Scene sucking fuckers?
You’re so high
Yeah, you’re so high
Watch ‘em go, watch ‘em go, watch ‘em go by

Sleeping orders won’t
Get you through the door
You want more
Watch ‘em go by

Slippery lips ain’t done
Sinking ships in the meantime
You dream of lines
Watch ‘em go, watch ‘em go, watch ‘em go-o by

I don’t know why you lead me out to follow
I don’t know why you lead me outside, because
Science is golden!
Science is golden!

Watch yourself, ’cause science is golden!
I don’t know why you lay me out to follow
I don’t know why you lay me outside, because
Science is golden!
Science is golden!
Watch yourself, ’cause science is golden!

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Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

1 Comment

  1. February 28, 2012 at 3:18 am

    I am so happy that you brought up The Grates – they have helped me get through many hours in the lab during my PhD. While all their tracks are great, I certainly believe the track “Science is Golden” often helped set the mood.

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