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Monday Lab Track: Big Bang Theory Theme

Those who have seen the CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory will know this track well. It’s a quick and informative tune by the Barenaked Ladies that skims the genesis of the universe with catchy melody and ingenious rhyme (Australopithecus would really have been sick of us! Brilliant!). Enjoy!

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait…
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the Big Bang

“Since the dawn of man” is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
The oceans and Pangaea
See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same Big Bang

It all started with the Big Bang

It’s expanding ever outward but one day
It will cause the stars to go the other way,
Collapsing ever inward, we won’t be here, it won’t be heard
Our best and brightest figure that it’ll make an even bigger bang

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating out while here they’re catching deer (we’re catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy, Encarta, Deuteronomy
It all started with the Big Bang

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the Big Bang
It all started with the Big Bang

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Ashley Hamer

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.

2 Comments

  1. October 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I sing along every week. πŸ˜€

  2. October 7, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Love the song, even if I’m still discombobulated by the sentence “The autotrophes began to drool.”

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