Einstein’s Violin

Verse
The river is risin’ and the rain is fallin’ down
The river is risin’ and the rain is fallin’ down
There’s a woman on the roof in a dinner gown
Holdin’ on so she won’t drown
The river is risin’ and the rain is fallin’ down

Verse
Things ‘round here have gone from bad to worse
Things ‘round here have gone from bad to worse
It’s not black magic or an evil curse
It’s just the way of the universe
Things ‘round here have gone from bad to worse

Chorus
Einstein is playing his violin
The pope’s counting angels on the head of a pin
You can blame it on original sin
But it won’t do much for this fix we’re in
Somebody slipped us a Mickey Finn
Then they pulled the firing pin
That sound you hear above the din
It’s the music of Einstein’s violin

Verse
Energy equals mass times the speed of light
(times the speed of light)
Energy equals mass times the speed of light
(times the speed of light)
And it’s two minutes to midnight
451 degrees Fahrenheit
Energy equals mass times the speed of light
(times the speed of light)

Verse
One of these days it’s all gonna wash away
One of these days it’s all gonna wash away
We’ll all go back to where we’re from
On a boat to kingdom come
One of these days it’s gonna wash away

Repeat chorus

The river is risin’ and the rain is fallin’ down
The river is risin’ and the rain is fallin’ down

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