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They Might Be Giants "Electric Car" - Click above to watch the video after the break

They Might Be Giants are proving that Neil Young isn't the only musician who can sing about cleaner transportation. The quirky band is releasing a CD/DVD album Tuesday called Here Comes Science that is geared towards kids and teaching about things like the periodic table and Roy G. Biv, a mnemonic device for colors in the visible spectrum.

The song "Electric Car" is sung by Robin Goldwasser, so if you're hoping to hear the duo ofJohn Flansburgh and John Linnell belt our lyrics like "No diesel, steam, or gasoline, Let's take a ride in an electric car, Happiness resides in an electric car" you're out of luck. We ought to be able to trust the Johns to get their car info right, though: Jamie Kitman, who's been managing TMBG for over 20 years, writes car review articles for Automobile Magazine and he's a columnist for BBC's Top Gear magazine.

Here Comes Science is the third educational children's album from TMBG, following 2005's Here Come The ABCs and 2008's Here Come The 123s. One of the band's early hits was "Why Does The Sun Shine?" and a song of the same title – as well as one called "Why Does the Sun Really Shine?" – is included on the new record. Bill Nye would be proud. Watch and listen to "Electric Car" with your kids after the jump. Thanks to Megan for the tip!

[Source: TMBG]







Electric car
On roads so dark
To change the end
Rewrite the start
Electric car
So good, so far

Electric car
On verdant green
Invent a turn
Invent a dream
Electric car
The new machine

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the West Side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

Electric car
Beside the tree
Way past the dock
Way past the sea
Electric car
Roll silently

Electric car
On roads so dark
To change the end
Rewrite the start
Electric car
So good, so far

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the West Side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car
Won't you take a ride with me
Come on and take a ride with me

No diesel, steam, or gasoline
Let's take a ride in an electric car
Happiness resides in an electric car
You can even drive an electric car
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me?

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the West Side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me




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      • 5 Years Ago
      That is amazing. Cute, funny, well done, and it will definitely help the cause :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      My two year old loved this. He keeps asking for it...

      Check out the Michigan solar car that goes 85 miles per hour on the same amount of energy to run a hair dryer: http://www.dasolar.com/solar-energy/michigan-solar-car
      • 5 Years Ago
      This reminds me of those short videos that they used to play on Sesame Street
        • 5 Years Ago
        Bingo. Sounds like a song for brain-washing infants.

        They Might Be Giants, but right now they are loser idiots.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is really cute!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very well done. And it's actually a good song, unlike so many others (I'm looking at you, Neil).
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is great! I'm gonna get this album and give it to my wife to use as a teaching tool at her school! This is perfect to get a new generation started early and on board.
      We're still waiting for our electric car to become a reality.
      • 5 Years Ago
      kidnap the zoo in an electric car
      drive into the ocean in an electric car
      go off-roading in an electric car
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hommer Simpson drove into the sea with a EV then he brought it back to the dealership and ran away as the car caught on fire.

        Yes you would need extra batteries to carry the cows and the giraffes