Songs from Engineering Paradise the Musical
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Songs 4 and 16       Engineering Solutions

Melody, guitar & vocals by Rick Hayter.
Lyrics: David Gardiner

The same melody and structure is used in these two songs.
Song 16 is an echo of Song 4, expressing similar thoughts and mood
but having one verse fewer. We don't have a sung version of Song 16.

Song 4

Engineering solutions are the answer
To the miseries that human kind surround.
To the miseries that human kind surround.
You can always find the way to move things forward
If youíll only keep your feet upon the ground.

Youíve simply got to state the problem clearly
And adopt an analytic frame of mind.
A decision made in haste will cost you dearly
Itís through reason the solutions you will find.

Nature speaks the language of mathematics
And religions are where lazy people hide.
Electronics, laws of motion, hydrostatics
When youíve quantified things Ė then you can decide

Is the world the joke of some capricious being
Or the product of inexorable laws?
When itís innards we have found new ways of seeing
Will we understand its fundamental cause?

Are there reasons underlying every process?
Are there rules that hold the universe in check?
Or are spirits hiding out in every recess?
Has some demon been around to stack the deck?

I see no need of any hidden mover
The world is so much bigger than their god
Thereís a universe thatís out there to discover
And Iím the blind man, tapping with his rod.


Song 16

Engineering solutions are the answer
To the problems that the keenest minds confound.
You can always find the way to move things forward
If youíll only keep your feet upon the ground.

Youíve simply got to state the problem clearly
And adopt an analytic frame of mind.
A decision made in haste will cost you dearly
Itís through reason the solutions you will find.

There had to be an engineering weakness
I knew that I could beat them if I tried
This isnít either arrogance or meekness
In this Iíve every right to take a pride.

And really Iím doing them a favour
In pointing out their soft Achillesí heel
This never caused my confidence to waver
It just remains my victory to seal

The problem had an elegant solution
I cracked it very easily and in time
Iíve cleared the way for wealth redistribution
Itís safe to carry out the perfect crime.





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