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Glucose, Glucose

August 23, 2007

Glucose, Glucose (submitted by Ronda Darling, found on Science Groove)

written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim; scientific lyrics by Greg Crowther

Greg: keyboard, tambourine, claps
Lori DeGloria: backing vocals
Gretchen Ludwig: backing vocals
Do: acoustic guitar, bass, drum programming, claps
Kirk L. Van Scoyoc: lead vocals

Glucose — ah, sugar sugar —
You are my favorite fuel
From the blood-borne substrate pool.
Glucose — monosaccharide sugar —
You’re sweeter than a woman’s kiss
‘Cause I need you for glycolysis.

I just can’t believe the way my muscles take you in.
(For you, they’ll open the door.)
All it takes is a little bit of insulin
(To upregulate GLUT4).

Ah, glucose — ah, sugar sugar —
You help me make ATP
When my predators are chasing me.
Ah, glucose — you’re an aldehyde sugar,
And you’re sweeter than a woman’s kiss
‘Cause I need you for glycolysis.

I just can’t believe the way my muscles break you down.
(My glycogen is almost gone.)
A few more seconds and I’ll be rigor mortis-bound.
(Acidosis done me wrong.)

Your sweet is turning sour, baby.
I’m losing all my power, baby.
I’m gonna make your muscles ache.
No, no, no!
I’m swimming in lactate, baby.
Yes, I’m swimming in lactate, baby.
Now I’m drowning in lactate, baby.
I’m gonna make your muscles ache.
No, no, no!
I’m drowning in lactate, baby.

Ah, glucose — ah, sugar sugar —
I used you up and you left me flat;
Now I’ll have to get my kicks from fat.
Oh, glucose, glucose, sugar, sugar,
The honeymoon is over now.

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One comment

  1. Oh, the memories Rachel is having from anatomy & physiology.



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