Monday, July 15, 2013

Chicken Soup Too!

In February of 2011 I posted the lyrics of a song by Alan Root. I could not find the lyrics that our daughters and I used to listen to on the cassette we borrowed from the library. Alan Root has since re-written the song and made it more academic and less fun, and those rewritten lyrics were the only ones I could find. One of our daughters remembered most of the lyrics with only one incomplete line.  Now thanks to an anonymous reader we have pieced together the original lyrics. I will publish them here for all to enjoy. Perhaps one day someone will find a recording of the original song and post it on YouTube or some such site. I still think the song can be a great discussion starter for how we understand the creation of the universe. Contrary to what the song says, it is unnecessary to make a choice between science and faith. God is big enough to create a universe in which science explains his creative process. So, feel free to engage the discussion and enjoy the humour of this song.


Long, long ago, so the scientists say, the world was covered with soup
Don't laugh at these men they claim back then the seas were full of this protein gloop.
And it became DNA, so the scientists say, when the sun hit the soup and it cooked.
Then fishes, then birds, then us, my word! This is written in most of our books.

But you can't make a chicken from soup
Though scientists tells us that it must be true
You can make soup... From any chicken in the coop
But you cannot make a chicken from soup!

Old Uncle Fred and Larry next door, they think that they were monkeys long ago
Well not monkeys but apes, what a difference it makes, when you're preaching and teaching what you really don't know.
Suddenly a thought hits you right in your head, "How does Darwin do what he do?"
It takes more resolution to believe in evolution than the seven day story that's true.

'Cause you can't make a chicken from soup
Though scientists tells us that it must be true
You can make soup... From any chicken in the coop
But you cannot make a chicken from soup!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! My sister and I have been looking for this song as we remembered listening to it as well on a bright orange cassette tape when we little!

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