Alpha Decay Song words: Anonymous tune: YMCA by Village People Click here to play music in background Village People - The Best of Village People Click above to purchase the album. 1. Alpha! Are you stuck in your bag? Hey, there, alpha! You feel life is a drag? There's no way out, With insufficient KE To surmount the PE barrier! 2. You can't Count on help from kT Not with only Point-oh-two-five eV. So, you're stuck there Stuck in just nine fermi There's no way out classically! Chorus It's time to learn about alpha decay (arm gestures: a D K) You gotta learn about alpha decay (arm gestures: a D K) Doing everything that a boson can do To escape the nuclear glue. It's fun to learn about alpha decay (arm gestures: a D K) Let's spread the word about alpha decay (arm gestures: a D K) Doing everything that a boson can do To escape the nuclear glue. 3. Alpha! So you want to be free, Well then, alpha, Just you listen to me There's a way there To escape from your well But you've got to do some tunneling. 4. The clue to Your radioactivity: Your wavefunction Falls exponentially! You can count on Some probability To penetrate your barrier! It's fun to learn about Alpha decay You gotta learn about Alpha decay Alpha, alpha there's a way to get free Alpha, alpha, if you'll listen to me Alpha decay You can do it with Alpha decay Alphas, alphas you can escape from your wells Alphas, alphas, do it all by yourselves Alpha decay Alpha decay! (fading out) Alphas, alphas you can escape from your wells (barely audible at this point because of fadeout) Alphas, alphas, do it all by yourselves Alpha decay Alpha decay! (fading out)