Saturday, June 6, 2009

Song 15: Betrand Hustle

The idea for this one has been siting quietly in my brain a few weeks, but a melody came to me while walking this afternoon. It's sort of a play on Russell's paradox. Originally, I wanted to write a song about the cardinal numbers and set theory, but it was too hard. Maybe another time.

The Betrand Hustle

| C | D7 | G7 G+7 | A7 | D7 | G7 | C | G7 |
| C | D7 | G7 G+7 | A7 | D7 | G7 | C | C |
| E7 | E7 | A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 | G7 | G7 |
| C | D7 | G7 G+7 | A7 | D7 | G7 | C | G7 |

If your socks don’t fit so tight
When you shake your feet each night
Then step up, listen, ‘cause I’ve got the dance for you
Suppose you’re dancing any style
One-step, two-step, sweet or wild,
Except for the dance that’s the dance you’re gonna do
That is how you Betrand Hustle
A paradox of Mr. Russell
It takes brains more than it takes muscle
So knock that bee right out your bustle
If you want to impress your date
And you’ve heard what I relate
Then do the dance that’s the dance no one can do

Other dances all exist
But logic never gets you kissed
So forget everything that’s a thing you thought you knew
Think of any dance you like
With a partner, with a bike
And do anything but the dance you’re gonna do
That is how you Betrand Hustle
A paradox of Mr. Russell
It takes brains more than it takes muscle
So knock that bee right out your bustle
When your proofs are yielding doubt
And you find your cheeks a-pout
Just do the dance that’s the dance no one can do

2 comments:

  1. You got two 14's in a row, there. Be better at math.

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  2. 14 is a good number. You got an issue with it?

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