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Veins

This parody (written by Greg Crowther) is sung to the tune of "Chains" (written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and performed by The Cookies).


Lyrics

Veins -- cells and plasma flow through my veins,
And they ain't the kind that move in the breeze.
Whoa-oh, these veins of blood meet my transport needs, yeah.

Veins -- every organ has its own veins
Where it dumps its waste with a tiny splash.
Whoa-oh, these veins of blood pick up the trash, yeah.

You'd better believe it -- the heart pumps blood around,
And the veins retrieve it so the work done by the heart is not in

Vain -- cells and plasma flow through my veins,
And they ain't the kind that move in the breeze.
Whoa-oh, these veins of blood meet my transport needs, yeah.

Now, when a tissue produces waste,
It's not an issue, because the waste is swept away into the

Veins -- cells and plasma flow through my veins,
And they ain't the kind that move in the breeze.
Whoa-oh, these veins of blood meet my transport needs, yeah.

Veins. Veins of blood. Veins of blood. Veins of blood.


Comments

This is a simplistic overview of the circulatory system. Questions: (1) How does blood get to the veins? (2) There are two puns in this song, referring to homonyms of "vein." What are these words and what do they mean? (3) Blood can be divided into two main components. What are they? How can they be separated? Answers: (1) From the heart, blood travels first through the arteries, then smaller arterioles, then still-smaller capillaries, and then venules before reaching the veins. (2) Words that sound the same as "vein" are vain -- the phrase "in vain" means "failing to achieve the desired outcome" -- and vane, as in a weather vane that moves in the breeze. (3) The two main components of blood are cells and plasma. They are commonly separated by centrifugation.