The Sun has got his Huff on

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Originally written for Radio 4's "Infinite Monkey Cage" live edition from the Cheltenham Science Festival 2011, presented by Robin Ince and Brian Cox.

The Open University recently recommended this song as a teaching tool! It's been reviewed by a solar physics researcher and the scientific content is entirely accurate*

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* = accurate, that is, according to our current understanding of the Sun

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LYRICS - The Sun has got his Huff on

I used to be someone
Now I’m just another sun
One of a hundred thousand billion
Billion

You treat me insignificantly
Name a tabloid after me
Synonymous with paparazzi
Just a backdrop for Brian Cox on TV

Since Edwin Hubble it’s never been the same
Those pictures of other stars pushed me out the frame
You never even gave me a proper name, like
Alpha Centauri, Epsilon Tauri
Delta Librae, HR 2948
Or Kevin

You’ve achieved nuclear fusion – oh well done!
Made some helium from a little hydrogen
Well every second I do that to 600 million tons
If I was Marilyn Monroe you’d be… Stacy Solomon

You should have stopped at Copernicus
With me at the centre of your universe
You say I’m just an average ball of gas
I say you’re talking out of Uranus

1.4 million kilometres
That’s my diameter
Tell me seriously with those parameters
Have you ever tried to put a hat on there?
Hip hip hip hooray
I’ll be a red giant one day
You earth will go up in flames
But in the meantime please join my facebook fanpage

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from Voice of an Angle EP, track released June 20, 2011
Words, music, vocals and ukulele by Helen Arney

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