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Miserere (Quantum Physics Song)

This is an oldie that can't really go into the show as its a bit technical, but would probably work pretty well on Youtube on similar, so I figured id put it up in case other video projects start going ahead.

Missing the chorus, otherwise, its all good...

Parody of Miserere by the Cat Empire

Original Parody

Do you ever look around

turn your ear to the ground

show your face to the sky

on a night when the skies echo sounds

from inside of your mind

on the stage that you shone

where the sun did become you

and move with your thoughts

through the sighs and the scenes

of the worlds you have seen

and the sights that have been

your reflection in shadows and dreams?

- your reflection in shadows and dreams


Did you ever see a man

who did walk down the street

white robe with no shoes on his feet

and on top of his head place a box with two slits

and the sign from his neck said ‘I do not exist’

or a woman who could not remember her name

did stutter and stutter

again and again

and saw you and called you her son; her eyes said

‘my being is gone, but still I’m not dead’?




Have you ever seen a sound

have you listened to an image

have you ever touched a thought

have you ever tasted nothing

have you ever told a lie that was true more than truth

because truth it had lied all its life when it spoke to you?

And what did it say?

It is that? It is this?

This goes here, here is there

it is not, yes it is

it was dulling your senses your eyes they were bound

have you ever my friends been looking around?


And the other replies with a wave of a hand

I am already here in this promised land

but not by a god and not by a king

and not by a spirit deep from within

I am here

because a miracle’s a whim

it’s a flash of glory, it’s an empty tin

and maybe might lets you in

not to save you, but to keep on looking-




Have you ever been so happy that you’re sad?

that the lights turn to stars

and the stars become eyes

and hello’s are goodbye’s

and the laughs are the sigh’s

and the show disappears with the note

‘until next time’


Long live living if living can be this (x4)


Do you ever look around

and find what is yet to be found?

Have you ever looked around,

At the micro surrounds

At the small little things 

that do make all things work yet resound, 

in your mind to be fake

But you need to believe them 

to pass all the courses you take


And the lecturer seems

to believe all the reams

Of equations he deems

As required for the stream

But you don't understand what he means

You just don't understand what he means


Have you ever seen a cat

With a poison syringe

Triggered by a nuclear hinge

And all around it place a box without slits

And a sign on the end saying I may not exist


Or a gluon who could not remember its place

As it's measured and measured 

again and again

It's getting confused until Heisenberg says

Position is gone, but momentum's not dead




Have you ever heard of Bohr

Have you seen an anti-colour

Have you ever tunnelled through

Have you touched a quantum number

Have you ever seen the light that did split into bits

And the bits were particles that waved to you in the mist


And what did they say?

"I'll hit that" "No you'll miss"

"But I'm here" "Here is there"

"No it's not" "Yes it is"

Have you ever seen light interfere like a sound

Have you ever, my friends, been looking around


And another replies with a wave of a quark

I am already here in this quantum park

But not by a scroll, and not by a plaque

And not by a matlab script in the dark


I am here,

Coz a wavicle's a whim

It's a metaphor for those quantum things

And maybe, Planck let's you in!

But then maybe, you first have to do Honours




Have you ever, illuminated steel

And the light turns to charge

And the charge becomes volts

And the volts do build up

'Till the field is too much

And the charge doesn't move it just stops,

Until it is flushed


Long live Physics, if Physics might be this (x4)


Have you ever looked around,

and found what should never be found