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Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas) 
By: They Might Be Giants
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Duration: 2:17 
Release Date: 1993  (CapSuper) 
Lyrics By: Lou Singer and Hy Zaret (AH3RD) 
Music By: Lou Singer and Hy Zaret (AH3RD) 
Produced By: They Might Be Giants (AH3RD) 
Released By: Elektra (AH3RD) 
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Licensing: ASCAP  #530517567 
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  • Later appears on Here comes science (e8)
  • Originally cut in 1959 by the late Tom Glazer. (AH3RD)
  • Original version is a 1959 children's record (CapSuper)
  • I learned this song in 1963 in science class! (maryjodailey)
  • Song Lyrics:
    The sun is a mass of incandescent gas,
    A gigantic nuclear furnace
    Where hydrogen is built into helium
    At a temperature of millions of degrees.

    Yo, ho, its hot, the sun is not
    A place where we could live.
    But here on Earth there'd be no life
    Without the light it gives.

    We need its light, we need its heat,
    We need its energy.
    Without the sun, without a doubt,
    There'd be no you and me.

    The sun is a mass of incandescent gas,
    A gigantic nuclear furnace
    Where hydrogen is built into helium
    At a temperature of millions of degrees.

    The sun is hot -
    It is so hot that everything on it is a gas: iron, copper, aluminum, and many
    others.
    The sun is large -
    If the sun were hollow, a million Earths would fit inside And yet, the sun is only a
    middle size star.
    The sun is far away -
    About 93 million miles away, and that's why it looks so small.
    And even when it's out of sight, the sun shines night and day

    The sun gives heat, the sun gives light,
    The sunlight that we see.
    The sun light comes from our own sun's
    Atomic energy.

    Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom smashing machine. The heat and
    light of the sun come from the nuclear reactions of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and
    helium.

    The sun is a mass of incandescent gas,
    A gigantic nuclear furnace
    Where hydrogen is built into helium
    At a temperature of millions of degrees.
    (Bill L)
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    AH3RD   Offline  -  Member  -  10-15-07 06:41 PM  -  12 years ago
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    Here is the slightly altered lyrical arrangement which applies to this particular remake:

    The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
    A gigantic nuclear furnace
    Where Hydrogen is built into Helium
    At a temperature of millions of degrees

    The sun is hot, the sun is not
    A place where we could live
    But here on Earth there'd be no life
    Without the light it gives

    We need its light, we need its heat
    The sun light that we seek
    The sun light comes from our own sun's
    Atomic energy

    The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
    A gigantic nuclear furnace
    Where Hydrogen is built into Helium
    At a temperature of millions of degrees

    The sun is hot...

    The sun is so hot that everything on it is a gas:
    Aluminum, Copper, Iron, and many others.

    The sun is large...

    If the sun were hollow, a million Earth's would fit inside.
    And yet...it is only...a middle size star!

    The sun is far away...

    About 93,000,000 miles away! And that's why it looks so small!

    But even when it's out of sight
    The sun shines night and day!

    We need its heat, we need its light
    The sun light that we seek
    The sun light comes from our own sun's
    Atomic energy!

    Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom smashing machine. The heat and light of the sun are caused by nuclear reactions between Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Carbon, and Helium.

    The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
    A gigantic nuclear furnace
    Where Hydrogen is built into Helium
    At a temperature of millions of degrees!
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