Governing Dynamics - Los Alamos

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A song about, and from the perspective of a lab assistant from Los Alamos during Project Manhattan/Trinity.

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The sun rises in the east
I never thought I'd hear a prophecy in that
When I settled down, in this desert town
The future rang no doorbells

But to provide a frame of reference
Nobody here much looks me in the eye
It's like a pass backstage, this name badge
Just the junior lab assistant guy

Yet sometimes I feel like a ghost
In the shadow of a sleeping god

I feel a little sicker everyday
But I really need this job
Everyone here is so smart and so quiet
But I guess in science that's not so odd

Proper care and handling of this team
Might be a task to which I'm not equal
One of them just said he has become death
I wonder what he'll do for a sequel

To turn so many people to shadows
And dust clouds that flow like a flood
I guess when you wake a sleeping giant
It's no surprise that he looks for a club

Should I suspect I aid and abet
The greatest crime in human history
I don't really wanna know, because tell me
Who doesn't love a good mystery?
Who doesn't love a good mystery?

And I wash my hands
As I piece things together
Can't even say how careful I need to be
And I wash my hands
You can't take a chance
When this world can be so, so dirtying

I feel a little sicker everyday
But I really need this job
Everyone here is so smart and so quiet
But I guess in scienece that's not so odd
Should I suspect I aid and abet
The biggest crime in human history
I don't really wanna know, because tell me
Who doesn't love a good mystery?
Who doesn't love a good mystery?
I can stand to leave a little mystery

I wash my hands, and wash my hands
I wash them while I look the other way

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from SpinTunes #2: Round 3, released November 9, 2010
Governing Dynamics

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