ARTIST: They Might Be Giants
TITLE: Why Does the Sun Shine
Lyrics and Chords

[Capo 3]

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

/ D - G - / D - A - / D - G - / D A D - /

Yo, ho, its hot, the sun is not
A place where we could live
But here on Earth there'd be no life
Without the light it gives

/ D G D G / D - A - / D - G - / D A D - /

We need its light, we need its heat
We need its energy
Without the sun, without a doubt
There'd be no you and me


The sun is hot...

It is so hot that everything on it is a gas Iron, copper, aluminum, and many others.

The sun is large...

If the sun were hollow, a million Earths would fit inside And yet, the sun is only a middle size star.

The sun is far away...

About 93 million miles away, and that's why it looks so small.

And even when it's out of sight, the sun shines night and day

The sun gives heat, the sun gives light
The sunlight that we see
The sun light comes from our own sun's
Atomic energy

Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom smashing machine. The heat and light of the sun come from the nuclear reactions of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and helium.


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