Saturday, June 22, 2013

Week 77 - "Math Book Tragedy"

This song is based on the tragic tales that can only come from math problems.

I was reading in my math book
About a terrible tragedy.
We should take it as a lesson
Regarding train safety.

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It was the story of a massive collision
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Invented by a math professor in his derision.

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It told of a train leaving LA at 6 in the morning
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Traveling east at a velocity of 60 miles an hour
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But heaven only knew that an identical train
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Was leaving New York at the very same time
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On the very same track and that's where the story goes sour.

The train was heading west
Traveling 80 MPH
And what would happen next
Was a tragedy for heaven's sake.

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Never mind the death and loss, oh the humanity.
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Professor just wants to know when they'll collide in his insanity.

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Nowhere else in school have I ever had to face this.
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Why must my math professor be such a sadist?
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When this semester is through
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I guess I'd be willing to wager
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That I just wasn't quite cut out to be a math major.

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