Songs From Sexy Results: Cedar Block's Dig for the Higgs and How the Quest Was Won

by IfIHadAHiFi

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Six songs recorded in January 2012 for the Cedar Block show Sexy Results: Cedar Block's Dig for the Higgs and How the Quest Was Won, produced by Cedar Block and Alverno Presents. Alverno calls it "a new-fangled variety show that tells the story of one man’s love of science, the trash-talking particle accelerator that broke his heart, and the much theorized, but the we-don't-know-for-certain-it-actually-exists Higgs Boson particle that will answer the Big Question – that’s right -- Life, The Universe, Everything."

"Songs From Sexy Results" is IfIHadAHiFi's contribution to the show -- six songs about particle physics, the Higgs, and the need for science to have better marketing.

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released 18 February 2012

IfIHadAHiFi is:
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Recorded January 21-22 and mixed January 25-26 by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, WI
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Additional vocals on "Crash & Divide" and "As Simple As Possible" by Dixie Jacobs

Cover art by Michael Marchant
"Sexy Results" lettering by Dwellephant:
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All songs written by IfIHadAHiFi © 2012 What Not Shop Music (ASCAP)

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Thanks to Brent Gohde and David Ravel for making this show happen, and thanks to the staff of Fermilab in Batavia, IL, Leon Lederman, Bill Hicks, and the makers of "The Atom Smashers" PBS documentary for all the inspiration.

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Track Name: The Theme Song To Sexy Results
I'm the particle in your collider, I'm
Experimenting with consenting adults
I'm an electron-spewing muon in your magnetic field
And I'm anticipating sexy results

I like the way our universe is expanding
A Big Bang of Supersymmetry
We've got enough mass to discourage collapse
But not enough to trigger entropy

Were you and I together in the beginning
Before the Higgs assigned our properties?
I like to think we were all the same back then
It's my Grand Unified Theory
Unlike neutrinos I am feeling a charge
As we uncover our destiny
I think we oughta juggernaut into the tevatron
And collide at high energies, hey

Let's make a play for a day when symmetry's not a cult
You know we merit an experiment with sexy results
Track Name: Crash and Divide
I am
Only
Interested in that
which is impossible
And how you
cut the head off a
headless dragon
I am
Only one person
But I hold
the dreams Of Billions
I am
Only one person
But I change
The course of nations

Collide, The atoms crash and divide
Everything starts to take life
And all the stars are aligned
Like a million calculations
Collide, The atoms crash and divide
Everything starts to take life
All of my prayers are replied
And everything changes

You never know just what you know until you know you know it
You never know how an endless loop ends until you know you end it
Track Name: As Simple As Possible
Strip it down to a slogan
Strip it down to a rhyme
Hone the message
Get it in primetime

Use a simple language
Make it nice and neat
Add some zeros
To the balance sheet

It depends on funding
And a clear brand
A great salesman
Marketing demand

Turn it into a jingle
Create awareness.
Cover it in carmel
And sell the science

Lets make this as simple as possible
Track Name: Everything About Nothing
If I were the physicist I thought I'd be
I'd be mapping out the world's new alchemy
Searching for neutrinos in the sea
Or analyzing data from the LHC

Bravo bravo, someday we're gonna know
Everything about nothing
From particles to strings, we're learning everything
Everything about nothing

From the sidelines I can only guess
We're learning more and more about less and less
I wish my observing carried influence
But re-writing the books requires more finesse

Bravo bravo, someday we're gonna know
Everything about nothing
From particles to strings, we're learning everything
Everything about nothing
Bravo bravo, someday we're gonna know
Everything about nothing
From particles to strings, we're learning everything
Everything about nothing
Everything about nothing
Track Name: Throw Deep
Whoever said man wasn't meant to touch the face of God?
We know the legend, it has only been tried once before
The Tower of Babel's built on forces, leptons, quarks and hadrons
After four thousand years, we can't afford to wait for thousand more

After four thousand years, we can't afford to wait for thousand more

Remember what Ronnie said in 1987 (Throw Deep)
You've gotta throw Hail Marys to discover heaven (Throw Deep)
Remember what Ronnie said in 1987 (Throw Deep)
What good's the answer if you do not know the question

Anything that's not forbidden's by definition mandatory
Thus we're compelled to smash the atom to proclaim God's glory
To slip the surly bonds of Earth man doesn't have to die
Fire up the magnets and chill out 'cause this is all a ride

Fire up the magnets and chill out 'cause this is all a ride

I wanna solve the biggest questions
I wanna split the thinnest hairs

Oh Lord, to solve your biggest problems
Oh Lord, to split your thinnest hairs
Oh Lord, to solve your Rubik's Cube
With its six hundred forty billion squares

I wanna solve the biggest problems
I wanna split the thinnest hairs
I wanna solve a Rubik's Cube
With six hundred and forty billion squares

Throw your Deep Thoughts into the Earth
For Life, the Universe and whatever that's worth
Track Name: Continuous Symmetries
I didn’t choose this life this life chose me
I didn’t choose this life this life chose me
I always admired people who dream big
I only dream in continuous symmetries

Whoo
Whoo--hoo
Whoo
Whoo--hoo

You only believe what you want to believe
But that all depends on the marketing
Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee
I find the rules that change history

I find the rules that change history

Its the glory of God to conceal a thing,
Its the glory of God to conceal a thing,
Its the glory of God to conceal a thing,
Its the glory of God to conceal a thing,
But the glory of a king
But the glory of a king
But the glory of a king
To search it out