The Scientific Mind

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Dear Eliza
My office is too small
They stuck me down here
at the end of a long grey hall
The carpet reeks
I can hear the rats in the wall
There’s no view, in fact
No windows at all

But who needs all that?
Surely not, surely not I

Dear Eliza
My worst fears are confirmed
My peers are as dull as ball lint
And their theories are absurd
Yet it seems as if careers can simply be made
By those who are so inclined to shake hands
and play the game

But who needs all that?
Surely not, surely not I
But who needs all that?
Surely not the scientific mind

Yesterday, I called Jerry a prick
He told me I was sick
And a waste of space
So I showed him the taste of a first class fist
And before they could sack me, I quit

But who needs all that?
Surely not, surely not I
But who needs all that?
Surely not the scientific mind

Dear Eliza
No progress is made without its critics
No visionary is without their cynics
And I have theories of my own
I’ve made discoveries as yet unknown
To the scientific mind!

Dear Eliza
I haven’t heard from you in a while
I think I’m losing, I’m losing, I’m losing track of time
I fear that my name will not be etched
In gold upon a marble arch
Or even scratched onto the door
At the end of a long grey hall
I haven’t heard from you in a while
I think I’m losing, I’m losing, I’m losing my mind

Surely not, surely not I!
Who needs all that?
Surely not the scientific mind
Who needs all that?
Surely not, surely not I!
Who needs all that?
Surely not the scientific mind

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from The Mysteries of Mad River, released September 15, 2017

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Keppie Coutts Sydney, Australia

Blend the mellow tones of Norah Jones with the quirky pop of Feist and the fire of Ani DiFranco into a Chagall painting, and you get Keppie Coutts. Keppie's tunes are earthy, sophisticated, and direct - heart-squeezing, uplifting, and sometimes hilarious. ... more

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