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by They Might Be Giants

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

Yo ho, it's 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

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

The sun is hot.
(spoken)
It is so hot that everything on it is a gas.
Iron, copper, aluminium, and many others.
(sung)
The sun is large.
(spoken)
If the sun were hollow, a million Earths could fit inside,
And yet, the sun is only a middle-sized star.
(sung)
The sun is far away.
(spoken)
About ninety-three million miles away!
And that's why it looks so small.
(sung)
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 sunlight comes from our own sun's atomic energy

(spoken)
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.

(sung)
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

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