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Song Parodies -> "Sine"

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Original Performer:

Five Man Electrical Band

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Parody Written by:

Joseph Little

The Lyrics

I actually enjoyed Trigonometry back in the day, I remember testing out of it and going straight to caclulus
And the sine said "cosine (Pi/2-theta) is also fine"
So I pulled my hair up out of my head and I went in to ask him why
He said "You look in the textbook and study young man, I think you’ll know"
So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that. Huh! Me learning from you!"

Sine, sine, tangent and cosine
Study Trigonometry, breakin' my mind
Opposite over Hypotenuse, can you read the sine?

And the sign said anybody caught cheating would get an F on sight
So I looked on this girl’s test and I whispered in despair
"Hey! Did you get number 4 right?"
"I pass up a note not to ask her out, just to know what’s the basic equation
"If I had simply did my homework, man, I’d know it’s some kinda integer"

Sine, sine, tangent and cosine
Study trigonometry, breakin' my mind
Opposite over hypotenuse, can't you read the sine?

Now, hey you, teacher, can't I just read?
You've got to have a pencil and paper to get a seat
You can't even watch, no you can't read
You ain't supposed to be here
The sign said you got to have a text book and calculator to get inside

And the sine said, "Everybody welcome. Come in, Final Exam Today"
But when they passed around the tests at the end of it all
I didn't study at all, you see
So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign
I said, "Thank you, Lord, for Trigonometry. I'm an artist drawing lines"

Sine, sine, tangent and cosine
Study Trigonometry, breakin' my mind
Opposite over hypotenuse, can't you read the sine?

Sine, sine, tangent and cosine
Sine, sine

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Jonathan Spurlock - July 24, 2019 - Report this comment
This parody brought back long-dormant memories. Either you get trig or you don't. I didn't! The class I took was a 10-week evening school course--I know, big mistake--where the instructor started off with unit-circle trig instead of right-triangle trig. Talk about being dazed and confused! Fortunately I passed and kudos, good luck, and everything else to those who really try and understand this branch of mathematics.

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