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They Might Be Giants - Meet The Elements chords

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C                    Dadd4
Iron is a metal, you see it every day
C                        Dadd4
Oxygen, eventually, will make it rust away
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Carbon in its ordinary form is coal
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Crush it together, and diamonds are born

G                   C                 Am
Come on come on and meet the elements
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May I introduce you to our friends, the elements?
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Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
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They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are


Neon's a gas that lights up the sign for a pizza place
The coins that you pay with are copper, nickel, and zinc
Silicon and oxygen make concrete bricks and glass
Now add some gold and silver for some pizza place class

Come on come on and meet the elements
I think you should check out the ones they call the elements
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are

C                  D               G                      C
Team up with other elements making compounds when they combine
   Am               C                     D                G
Or make up a simple element formed out of atoms of the one kind

C C/D

   C                             C/D
Balloons are full of helium, and so is every star
C                                    C/D
Stars are mostly hydrogen, which may someday fill your car

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Hey, who let in all these elephants?
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Did you know that elephants are made of elements?
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Elephants are mostly made of four elements
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And every living thing is mostly made of four elements
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Plants, bugs, birds, fish, bacteria and men
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Are mostly carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen

Come on come on and meet the elements
You and I are complicated, but we're made of elements
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are

Team up with other elements making compounds when they combine
Or make up a simple element formed out of atoms of the one kind

Come on come on and meet the elements
Check out the ones they call the elements
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are

G C D G
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