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This is the theme song for Schrodinger's Heroes,  so there are two parts, one for opening credits and one for closing. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] timescaper.

"Wanted Alive or Dead"

(opening theme song)

Texas is rock and sand
Quantum mechanics and
Friendships both old and new
Somehow we'll all get through

Life's full of funny things
Gizmos and 1D rings
Boxes and bells and rope
Lucky black cats and hope

Crazy, but come what may
We'll try to save the day
This is where it's all led
Wanted alive or dead

(closing theme song)

Texas is sand and rock
Math that would puzzle Spock
Family new and old
Stories yet to be told

Life's full of fun and games
Theories that have no names
Boxes and cowboy hats
Cosmic strings pulled by cats

Doing the best we can
Hiding from common man
This is where we've been led
Wanted alive or dead

* * *


Worth noting is that, although the apocryphal show itself is live-action, the opening and closing credits of Schrodinger's Heroes  are rendered in a stylized cartoon format.  This sets the scene for the animated "2D adventures" of the imaginary fandom.

The music is a blend of western and techno including banjo, harmonica, and synthesizer. The flavor is somewhat like the theme song of Firefly for its mix of western and science fiction; but with a chipper, upbeat mood. The meter of each line consists of a dactyl ( ´ ˘ ˘ ) followed by an amphimacer ( ´ ˘ ´ ) so it always starts with a stressed syllable. The tune rises on the first line, then falls on the second line, of each couplet. At the end of the third verse and the sixth verse, the last line repeats as it fades away.

In quantum mechanics, the case of a particle in a one-dimensional ring is similar to the particle in a box. There is a Schrödinger equation for a free particle which is restricted to a ring (technically, whose configuration space is the circle ).

Cosmic strings are topological features predicted by quantum field theory.

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Date: 2013-07-18 01:10 am (UTC)
thnidu: a dandelion plant, the symbol of filk (filk)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Okay, now I'm hearing this ttto (to the tune of) the Firefly theme:

Take my love,    take my  land
Tex- as ...   is rock and sand

Take  me where I   can- not  sta- nd
Quan- tum...   me- cha- nics a-   nd


[The Doctor notes: I appreciate your analysis:
      The meter of each line consists of a dactyl ( * - - ) followed by an amphimacer ( * - * ) so it always starts with a stressed syllable.
However, I found the notation, though comprehensible, a bit sonically screwy, since "-" traditionally symbolizes a long syllable in Latin or Greek, or a stressed one in English in the borrowing of the terms. Meseems that
      ( - ˘ ˘ ) … ( - ˘ - )
      ( ´ ˘ ˘ ) … ( ´ ˘ ´ )
would be clearer.]
Edited Date: 2013-07-18 01:11 am (UTC)

Re: *laugh*

Date: 2013-07-18 01:28 am (UTC)
thnidu: Tom Baker's Dr. Who, as an anthropomorphic hamster, in front of the Tardis. ©C.T.D'Alessio http://tinyurl.com/9q2gkko (Dr. Whomster)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Great! If you want, I'll be happy to help you with finding and using symbols and characters. It's one of my kinks. :-)

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Date: 2013-07-17 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] natalief.livejournal.com
Reading this I was trying to make it fit Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" but realised that I could not remember that song well enough. I will have to search YouTube for it later.

Re: *laugh*

Date: 2014-08-23 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book_worm5.livejournal.com
Unfortunately it doesn't scan once he gets into the lyrics, but the first 30 seconds of instrumental do actually seem like they'd fit the proposed style... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvCvsRp5ho


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