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The Fossilised Rock

To the tune of Elton John's 'Crocodile Rock'. A Geologist's dream come true. Rock is literally young! 

I remember when rock was young 
Me and Suzie had so much fun 
Holding hands and skimming stones 
Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own 
But the biggest kick I ever got 
Was doing a thing called the Crocodile Rock 
While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock 
We were hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock 

Well Crocodile Rocking is something shocking 
When your feet just can't keep still 
I never knew me a better time and I guess I never will 
Oh Lawdy mama those Friday nights 
When Suzie wore her dresses tight 
And the Crocodile Rocking was out of sight 

But the years went by and the rock just died 
Suzie went and left me for some foreign guy 
Long nights crying by the record machine 
Dreaming of my Chevy and my old blue jeans 
But they'll never kill the thrills we've got 
Burning up to the Crocodile Rock 
Learning fast as the weeks went past 
We really thought the Crocodile Rock would last
I remember when rock was young
evolution had just begun
simple cells and ...
something something
But the biggest kick I ever got
was examining the fossilised rock
while the other kids liked each others' biology
I applied to the faculty of geology

<something about meeting suzie in a tute>
Oh Lawdy mama those stalagtites!
and field trips to see stromolites
and the something ... of a meteorite

but the years went by and her interest died
Suzie left me for another faculty <forced rhyme>


there's got to be something in 'sedimentary' and 'sentimentally'.