Unfathomable Mysteries

by @jtsteam

Liner Notes

A bit of #ukulele #folk silliness, based on the fact that humankind has done all kinds of amazing things and yet there's all sorts of mundane stuff we'll probably never get around to fixing. Also based on the fact that earlier today my new phone kept beeping at me and I still haven't worked out why.

I couldn't resist that moon line. I mean, convincingly faking a moon landing would be a pretty impressive technological achievement too wouldn't it? Of course, as we all know, the reality is that Stanley Kubrick filmed it but for the sake of realism, insisted on doing it on location.

I feel like, given time, I should be able to come up with some much better examples of mundane things we don't know. But hopefully you get the general idea as it is...

#fuc

Lyrics

We can talk to friends across the world
As if they were in our home
We can check the news and weather
By glancing at the phone

It takes a little prick
To save you getting sick

We can dream up a contraption
Then go on and make it
We can land on the moon
Or at least convincingly fake it

But I still don't know why my phone keeps beeping
Or why tiny problems prevent me from sleeping
Why the wi-fi glitches when the microwave's on
And why no-one can explain why people yawn

And why do cats like to play in boxes,
And why's it so hard to pair my socks is
There any scientist working to unlock these
Unfathomable mysteries of life

Everything you want to know
You hold in the palm of your hand
You're surrounded by gadgets that
Obey your every command

And if you hop aboard a jet
You'll be there almost before you left

We can point an orbiting telescope
And see distant galaxies
We can do our experiments
In zero gravity

But I still don't know why my phone keeps beeping
Or why tiny problems prevent me from sleeping
Why the wi-fi glitches when the microwave's on
And why no-one can explain why people yawn

And why do cats like to play in boxes,
And why's it so hard to pair my socks is
There any scientist working to unlock these
Unfathomable mysteries of life

All these simple things that I still can't explain
Like the signal failing every time that I get on a train
Why people believe nonsense without any proof
Or why lies travel faster than the truth

And why do cats like to play in boxes,
And why's it so hard to pair my socks is
There any scientist working to unlock these
Unfathomable mysteries of life, these
Unfathomable mysteries of life



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@janeg

What great fun and a terrific list of examples of what we don’t understand. Hope to be hearing this in circle or in your weekend concert.

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Beautiful fun song. I too can't explain why do cats like to play in boxes... Oh and people believing nonsense without any proof is so true! Sometimes I think it's about me lol. Very enjoyable listen. Masterful singing and playing. Light, happy and skillful.