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Song Parodies -> "Sines"

Original Song Title:

"Signs"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Five Man Electrical Band

Parody Song Title:

"Sines"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

Fun with math. Hypotenuse = the longest side of a right triangle, opposite the right angle. Secant, tangent, cosine and sine are all trigonometric functions.
And the sine is this here stupid function I must apply
And they say that ev'ry angle has one and I can only wonder why
It is the opposite side divided by the hypotenuse
So I threw down my pen, I can't do this again, huh
Hey what is the use?

Sine, sine, tangent and a sine
Trigonometry is breaking my mind
Secant and cosine, you must use the sine

And the sine is used to find the area of certain trapezoids
So I took some time and I figured it out, and this I can't avoid
If you add sine squared to cosine squared,
You will always come up with one
If God was here, he'd laugh right in my face
Seems that He can be funny

Sine, sine, tangent and a sine
Trigonometry is breaking my mind
Secant and cosine, you must use the sine

Oh say now mister, can't you see
You're gonna have to study hard to get a B
You can't sleep and you can't eat, until you do your homework

And the sine's what you see in the oscilloscope
It's a harmonic wave. Huh?
[instrumental]

And the sine will be there on the final exam, I need to pray
So when I learn about my grade at the end of it all,
I just hope I'll have some good news to say
So I used my pencil and paper, and I studied as hard as I can
I said, thank you Lord for letting me pass
I survived that trig exam

Sine, sine, tangent and a sine
Trigonometry is breaking my mind
Secant and cosine, you must use the sine

Sine, sine, tangent and a sine
Trigonometry is breaking my mind
Secant and cosine, you must use the sine
Whether the ACLU likes it or not, as long as there are exams, there will be prayer in schools.

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Stuart McArthur - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
as an ex-Maths teacher, I loved it Steve, and out of the three of them, I always loved tangents the best, didn't you? - 555
Red Ant - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
A^2+B^2=C^2, or in other words 555. :)
John Barry - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
I flunked math, but I can count to 5-5-5.
Michael Pacholek - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Many cheerful facts about the square of the hypoteneuse. Of course, since there will always be prayer in schools, why legislate it in?
John Jenkins - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever idea and well executed.
Steve K. - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone. Stu: The trouble with tangents is, they become "undefined" at certain angles.
Stuart McArthur - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
but purists would argue there's no trouble at all, since they're the only 'right' angles

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