Rocket Science

Words and music ©2008 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

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1. Itís ten minutes till ignition, and a man climbs up the thruster

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with a thirty thousand dollar pair of pliers

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And if he turns too tight the gyroscopic hubs could overstabilize;

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if itís too loose the seat pads could catch fire.

 

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Chorus: Cause this is rocket science, cause this is rocket science, cause this is rocket science.

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Tight!Loose!Rocket science!†† Cold!Hot!Rocket science!Life, death, itís rocket science.

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2. A technician and a colonel with schematics and a weather map

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are arguing the percentage of success.

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Saying perhaps we should recalibrate, but if we let this window pass

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weíll catch it from the general and the press

 

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Chorus: Cause this is rocket science, cause this is rocket science, cause this is rocket science.

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Tight!Loose!Rocket science!†† Cold!Hot!Rocket science!Life, death, itís rocket science.

 

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Bridge:†† Rocket science, a scary ride:you make tough calls on insufficient data

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Rocket science Ė you decide whatís right and wrong, what does and doesnít matter.

 

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3.Now the colonel tells the team charged to investigate the accident:

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It was an act of God, a freak trick of the wind.

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If he sells that line, our jobs are saved and no one else is really hurt,

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and the lawyer strokes his pointed beard and grins.

 

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Chorus: Cause this is rocket science, cause this is rocket science, cause this is rocket science.

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Truth!Lies!†† Rocket science!†† Right!Wrong!Rocket science!Heaven, hell, itís rocket science.