I'm a Geophysicist

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I’m a geophysicist,
She’s a geophysicist,
And everybody at this meeting’s
Also on the geo-list.

It takes a lot of disciplines
To reconstruct the past
‘Cause the timescale that we’re dealing with
Is infinitely vast.

I was just about to call
This conference here to order
When the volcanologist
Pulled out a little tape recorder.

He said, “I’m just about to get
A groovin’ and a rhyming.
To a volcanologist, you know,
It’s all about the timing.”

The paleoclimatologist
Raised an objection:
“The climate of this talk
is moving in the wrong direction!”

“Don’t make me lose my apatite,”
Said the mineralogist.
“My stomach’s moving left to right!”
Said the seismologist.

“I’m shifting in my seat,”
Said the plate tectonicist.
“When do we eat?”
Said the biogeochemist.

“Can you please . . . slow . . . down . . .”
Said the glaciologist.
“Everybody settle down!”
Cried the sedimentologist.

I could see this conference
Was dissolving into chaos.
At any moment this could be
A full-blow San Andreas.

So I reached for the nearest thing
That garnered my attention,
And lifting high a glass
I addressed the whole convention:

“Everybody grab a cup
And let’s propose a toast,
‘Cause the planet that we live on
Is our planetary host.

We all have different disciplines
There is no right or wrong.
I want to hear you clink those mugs
And hear you chant along!

I’m a geophysicist,
She’s a geophysicist,
And everybody at this meeting’s
Also on the geo-list.

It takes a lot of disciplines
To reconstruct the past
‘Cause the timescale that we’re dealing with
Is infinitely vast.”

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from The Fossil Record, released May 10, 2019
Fred Calef, Katina Joncich, Kristian Kolschany, Brad Pitcher, Amy Romano, Cynthia Vitwar: vocals
Dustin Jordan: drums
Ryan Mosley: bass
Ray Hedgpeth: vocals, guitars

words and music by ray hedgpeth
2019 Improbable Futon Music ASCAP

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The Amoeba People Lakewood, California

The Amoeba People are musical ambassadors from the Planet Crouton, here to learn about our world, to unravel the wonders of its natural history, to study the life which inhabits it and to parse the mysteries of the human species by learning its dance moves. The band consists of Mr. Hedgpeth (captain), Mr. Jordan (navigator), and Mr. Mosley (engineer and technician). ... more

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