Feynman Leap (new music) – The Bushwick Book Club

Here is a song I wrote/performed a few months ago for The Bushwick Book Club inspired by a book called “Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!” Now, for those of you don’t know, Richard Feynman was a brilliant physicist who played a major role in inventing the atomic bomb. He also had an unmatched enthusiasm for life and lust for adventure. The book details those adventures as told by the man himself, Richard Feynman. Reading this book was a wonderful experience for me. I highly recommend that you stop whatever it is you may be doing, and start reading it right now. Do it! Now!

The song probably won’t make much sense to you unless you are familiar with the book. But that’s ok. Well, now that I think about it, it probably won’t make much sense even if you are familiar with the book. And that’s ok too. At the time of writing this song my feeling was this. It would be an absolute tragedy to write a song about a physicist without also including mention of the greatest quantum physicsts of my generation, Dr. Samuel Beckett. I can see you all in my mind, nodding your heads in agreement. Good.

enjoy the song

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And by the way, the next Bushwick Book Club show is on Saturday August 20th at The Conor Byrne. It will be music inspired by The Outsiders (yuk. Not the music, but the book. Yuk). I’m scheduled to perform.

I don’t really care
That I won the Nobel prize
I’d rather close my eyes
And try to get some sleep tonight
Take it off the hook
Don’t bother me again with all this nonsense

You memorized the books
You memorized the words
But you don’t know what they mean
I think that’s absurd
and that’s the reason why
Brazilian science is a fucking joke

There’s a master of quantum physics
By the name of Samuel becket
One day he will leap into me
Right before I give a lecture

The atomic bomb
Is right here in this box
This combination lock
It’s not enough to stop
Somebody like me
from breaking in and reading all your secrets

what a worthless bitch
what a stupid whore
I’m not buying her a drink
I don’t do that anymore
She’s still coming home with me
Because All I have to do is ask her

He says “oh boy”, surprised to find
He’s Shaking hands with albert Einstein
His friend Al’s a hologram
That’s why the car can pass right thru him

Teach me how to draw
Show me how to shade
Somebody will pay me
To draw these naked ladies
I’ll put it in a frame
So you can hang it in your office

you think that you’re so smart
Well, I am not convinced
What took you many years
I learned in fifteen minutes
This map of a cat
Will show me the location of the whiskers

Dr. Becket is changing lives
He Answers to a higher power
Setting right what once went wrong
He hopes his next leap will be his leap home

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2 responses to: Feynman Leap (new music) – The Bushwick Book Club

  1. Mike says:

    My favorite line in the whole song is, “His friend Al’s a hologram, that’s why the car can pass right through him”

  2. Mike says:

    i love commenting on my own blog posts! Wheeeeeeeee!

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