It's still Monday - just. I feel the need to share another Festival of the Spoken Nerd product here. Helen Arney sings charming science songs accompanied by her ukelele. In this one, the Sun lets us know it doesn't enjoy being taken for granted.
I used to be someone
Now I’m just another sun
One of a hundred thousand billion
You treat me insignificantly
Name a tabloid after me
Synonymous with paparazzi
Just a backdrop for Brian Cox on TV
Since Edwin Hubble it’s never been the same
Those pictures of other stars pushed me out the frame
You never even gave me a proper name, like
Alpha Centauri, Epsilon Tauri
Delta Librae, HR 2948
You’ve achieved nuclear fusion – oh well done!
Made some helium from a little hydrogen
Well every second I do that to 600 million tons
If I was Marilyn Monroe you’d be… Stacy Solomon
You should have stopped at Copernicus
With me at the centre of your universe
You say I’m just an average ball of gas
I say you’re talking out of Uranus
1.4 million kilometres
That’s my diameter
Tell me seriously with those parameters
Have you ever tried to put a hat on there?
Hip hip hip hooray
I’ll be a red giant one day
You earth will go up in flames
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You can download this song for free and listen to other equally thoughtful nerdy tributes at her site.