Meet The Elements

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Chords and lyrics for Meet The Elements by They Might Be Giants

G 
 
C 
Iron is a metal, you see it every day
C 
Oxygen, eventually, will make it rust away
G 
Carbon in its ordinary  
C 
form is coal
G 
Crush it to
C 
gether, and diamonds are  
G 
born
 
G 
Come on come on and  
C 
meet the elements
Am 
 
May I intro
G 
duce you to our  
C 
friends, the elements?
Am 
 
Like a  
D 
box of  
Em 
paints that are  
Am 
mixed 
 
t
C 
o make ever
D 
 
shade
 
They either  
G 
combine to make a  
C 
chemical compound or  
D 
stand alone as they  
G 
are
 
C 
Team up with other  
D 
elements making  
G 
compounds when they com
C 
bine
 
Or  
Am 
make up a simple
C 
element formed out of
D 
atoms of the one
G 
kind
 
C 
Balloons are full of helium, a
C/D 
nd so is every star
C 
Stars are mostly hydrogen, which may  
C/D 
someday fill your car
 
E5 
Hey, who let in
D5 
all these elephants
B5 
?
 
Did you know that  
C5 
elephants are made of
D5 
elements?
C 
Elephants are mostly made of four elements
 
And  
C 
every living thing is mostly made of four elements
G 
Plants, bugs, birds, fish, bac
C 
teria and  
D 
men
 
Are mostly  
G 
carbon, hydrogen,  
C 
nitrogen and  
D 
oxyg
G 
en

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