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Electricity, Electricity

This song is by Zachary Sanders and appears on the compilation Schoolhouse Rock: Science Rock (1997).

When you're in the dark and you want to see
You need uh... (Electricity, Electricity)
Flip that switch and what do you get?
You get uh... (Electricity, Electricity)
Every room can now be lit
With just uh... (Electricity, Electricity)
Where do you think it all comes from
This powerful... (Electricity, Electricity)
Through high wires to here it comes
They're bringing uh... (Electricity, Electricity)
Every building must be wired to use it
Uh... (Electricity, Electricity)
Power plants most all use fire to make it
Uh... (Electricity, Electricity)
Burnin' fuel and usin' steam
They generate... (Electricity, Electricity)
Turn that generator by any means
You're making uh... (Electricity, Electricity)

A generator is a machine that contains a powerful magnet that creates a magnetic field. When wires are rotated rapidly through this field, then a current of electricity is produced. Now, if we only had a superhero who could stand here and turn the generator real fast, then we wouldn't need to burn so much fuel... huh! to make...

Benjamin Franklin flying his kite
Was searchin' for... (Electricity, Electricity)
He knew that it had somethin' to do with lightnin'
It's all uh... (Electricity, Electricity)

Rubbin' a comb with wool or fur will give you a charge of
(Electricity (static) Electricity)

Strokin' a cat to make it purr, you're buildin' up static
(Electricity, Electricity)

Electricity at rest is called static electricity
Like in the winter, wearing a heavy coat
You get a shock off the doorknob
Or you scrape across a carpet
And sneak up on your very best friend
And zap 'im on the ear with a shock of...


Current flowing to and fro, makes a circuit of
(Electricity, Electricity)
Voltage is the pressure that makes it go
It's pushin' uh... (Electricity, Electricity...)

Watts will tell you just how much
You'll be usin'
Uh... (Electricity, Electricity)

Powerful stuff, so watch that plug! It's potent
(Electricity, Electricity)
(Electricity, Electricity)

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