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Uploaded:2012-07-20
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LYRICS

A quark can never exist by itself in isolation
Something very odd happens when you try to sepparate them
The energy it takes, to break up those two best friends
is just enough to create two more to join back up with them

A photon has no mass...and thus travels at light speed
If you're able imagine going that fast, and if you try I think you might be
You'd be emitted and absorbed in the exact same instant
even if you travelled from a star 13 billion light years distant.

[CGF - in various orders - standard tuning]
THE UNIVERSE IS WEIRD
I'm kinda freaking out
What is this all about
Infinite unbounded sets
and hadronizing gluon jets
We'll never understand
All of what we have at hand
At least that's what I fear

An electron has a strong charge, as strong as a proton
And a tiny mass but not nonexistant like the photon
You might want to take a seat now, cause this might hurt your mind
It has mass and charge, yes, but not, apparently, a size

There's a lot of stuff all around you right now
Your chair your friend your planet and your sister's neighbor's cow
Mundane mass and energy is all we know and undestand
but it's only 4% of what the universe has at hand

I was driving in a van with my brother and I said
John, hey, guess what, like, dude, NO EDGE!
Because the universe does not exist in any way we can conceive it
No center, no edge, no none of that, whether or not you can believe it

Once upon a time, in a gassy liquid stew
A molecule was like "hey, I turned me into you"
This may be the biggest mystery of all the ones in which we dwell
How the universe created a tool with which to know itself


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A Bunny
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Hank Green: Good morning, John. I have a song for you. It's actually for me. But I hope you like it anyway.

Well, a quark can never exist by itself in isolation
Something very odd happens when you try to separate them
The energy it takes, to break up those two best friends
is just enough to create two more to join back up with them

And a photon has no mass and thus, it travels at light speed
If you could imagine going that fast, and if you try I think you might be
You'd be emitted and absorbed both in the exact same instant
even if you traveled from a place 13 billion light years distant.

'CAUSE THE UNIVERSE IS WEIRD
I'm kinda freaking out
What the heck is this all about?
Infinite unbounded sets and hadronizing gluon jets and
We'll never understand half of what we have at hand
At least that's what I fear
'cause the universe is weird

An electron has a strong charge, as strong as a proton
And a tiny mass but not nonexistent like the photon and
You might want to take a seat now, 'cause this might blow your mind
It has mass and charge, but not, apparently, a size

and there's a lot of stuff all around you right now
Your chair, your friend, your planet, and your sister's neighbor's cow
and all that mundane mass and energy is all we know and understand
but it's only 4% of what the universe has at hand

'CAUSE THE UNIVERSE IS WEIRD
I'm kinda freaking out
What the heck is this all about?
Infinite unbounded sets and hadronizing gluon jets and
We'll never understand half of what we have at hand
At least that's what I fear
'cause the universe is weird

Well, I was driving in a van with my brother and I said,
Hey, John, guess what, like, dude, NO EDGE!
Because the universe does not exist in any way we can conceive it
No center, no edge, no none of that, whether or not you can believe it

and once upon a time, in a gassy liquid stew
A molecule was like "hey, I turned me into you"
This may be the biggest mystery of all the ones in which we dwell
How the universe created a tool with which to know itself

YEAH, THE UNIVERSE IS WEIRD
I'm kinda freaking out
What the heck is this all about?
Infinite unbounded sets and hadronizing gluon jets and
We'll never understand half of what we have at hand
At least that's what I fear
'cause the universe is weird
Oh, yeah,
Oh, it's so weird
It's so freakin' weird,
Oh, yeah,
The universe is weird.
The universe is weird.
Oh, why on earth is the earth so weird?
And the universe
Why, and the universe
Is the universe so weird
It's kinda freaking me out
I don't know if you noticed
but it's freaking freaking me out
It's so weird, oh, it's so weird.

(end song)

Six quick announcements, first, this song is available in links in the description, either on Gumroad, which is pretty easy to use, or iTunes, if they have uploaded it, which they haven't as of the filming of this.

Second, John, for the very first time after 385 weeks on bookstore shelves, Looking for Alaska was on the New York Times' Bestseller List last week, which is a really remarkable story for a book, and it's a really remarkable book so it deserves it, so if you, world, have not yet read the book, it's becoming a classic, you should get it, there's a link in the description.

Third, I have seen a fair amount of DFTBA license plates in my time, but I now want to embark on a journey to collect all 50 of the states' DFTBA license plates, so if you have one, or if you want to go get one, please send us a picture of it to hankandjohn@gmail.com.

Fourth, Alex Day made a freaking Nerdfighteria Sopio expansion, you can get it at a link in the description. There's a giraffe love card and a Hanklerfish.

Fifth, I have been on a songwriting spree lately, so I'm going to attempt to have the next four videos of mine have songs in them.

And sixth, Harry and the Potters and Potter Puppet Pals are going on a long tour, and I'm going to be with them on three of those days. In Portland, Olympia, and Seattle, if you wanna see me on one of those days or them on any of those other dates, you should go to the link in the description.

I hope that you're not overwhelmed by all of the links in the description. John, I will see you on Tuesday.