Carbon Love Song

I just realized I didn’t have this on here!

This is a song I wrote for my 9th grade chemistry project (modified ever so slightly since). Our task was to personify an element. The original version has my mom singing (I had a cold) — I’m not sure what happened to that but when I find it I’ll post it.

Carbon, I’ve been thinking,
You complete me.
Buckminsterfullerenes have brought me to my knees.
Those organic chemists just won’t leave you alone.
I love you no matter what shape you take,
Methane or ethyl alcohol.

You make diamonds, you make me.
You’re what I breathe out, you’re in what I breathe.
Without you there’s no way we could all survive
So I’m in it for the half-life.

Carbon, you’re the 4th most
Abundant thing around (according to Wikipedia)
And of the elements you are by far the best I’ve found.
And when I die I know I’ll have carbon-14 waiting.
So we can finally start our carbon dating.

Yes without you we would all be dead.
We’d all be dumb and crazy if we were based on lead.
I love you.
I love you.
Oh Carbon. I love you and I’ve loved you forever.

You make diamonds, you make me.
You’re what I breathe out, you’re in what I breathe.
Without you there’s no way we would be alive
So I’m in it for the half-life.

Written and recorded by Erin Brown

Copyright Erin Brown 2010

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