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I Saw You With His Lab Coat On

words and music by Greg Crowther


Lyrics

You always look sensational at work;
You even match your goggles to your shirts.
But today your choice of clothes
Is one that I oppose,
And I wonder where the department chair has gone....
'Cause I saw you with his lab coat on.

I don't want to infer too much too soon,
But you're in his fume hood every afternoon.
Hey honey, where ya been?
"Oh, I just went for a spin."
But his centrifuge is what kept you so long....
That's right; I saw you with his lab coat on.

Your Km for me must be on the rise,
'Cause now I'm someone whom you barely recognize.
I've studied this condition --
It's competitive inhibition* --
And it's weakening the bonds that once were strong....
I saw you with his lab coat on.

Take it off now, baby.
Take it off now, baby.
Take it off now, baby.
You've got to take it off now, baby....

It's time for me to leave,
Since your heart is on your sleeve,
And my theory that you love me must be wrong....
'Cause I saw you with his lab coat on.


Comments

This is a follow-up to You Don't Wash My Glassware -- same story, different lab.

Jargon advisory: in competitive inhibition, an enzyme's apparent affinity for its substrate is decreased due to the presence of an inhibitor that "competes" with the substrate for access to the enzyme's active site.