Wise Guys

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Wise Guys

Inspired by the book: Genius in the Shadows
By William Lanouette with Bela Silard

Song By Jim Skeel and Hafiza Sue Capehart
Words By Jim Skeel

Hello World, yes you're still here
another day to ponder the meaning of it all

You know you have to wonder
How we made it through all these years
Still scratching and biting
Since Leo dreamed the bomb

Sticks and stones can break our bones
But to kill was harder still, we invented bows and arrows
The Chinese then made gunpowder
Soon came the rifle and cannon
Yeah, we were civilized!

Alfred Nobel thought he had ended all war
With the substance called dynamite
Instead we got the great Patriotic War
Crushing the losers into submission

Einstein, Teller, Leo Szilard
Talked themselves into playing the nuclear card
Later Einstein said ancient Chinese were right
A wise man takes no action at all

So out of the ashes comes Commies and Fascists
Hitler scaring poor Leo out of his wits
He talked Albert into writing the letter they'd soon regret
then FDR he carried the torch

I'm sure I don't have to tell you about the outcome of this decision
About Japan, Oppenheimer or General Groves
And Alfred Nobel created a peace prize in his own honor
From the profits he made from it all

Einstein, Teller, Leo Szilard
Talked themselves into playing the nuclear card
Later Einstein said ancient Chinese were right
A wise man takes no action at all

As Albert said; it's impossible to foresee the results of what you do
Now Pandora's box is open and the Genie won't go back in
We build up all the arsenals until it was overload
Poisoning our only planet

Einstein, Teller, Leo Szilard
Talked themselves into playing the nuclear card
Later Einstein said ancient Chinese were right
A wise man takes no action at all

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from Thank Freud, released April 1, 2014

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When the world beat band Damawa broke up Hafiza and Jim decided to continue in a completely different vein. They traded in their flute and melodica and picked up electric guitars. The result? Thank Freud. ... more

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