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The Ph.D. Blues

Ph.D. Blues (Prins/Wilhelm)

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I'm a Ph.D. student,
I'm working night and day.
I'm writing a dissertation,
and get a lousy pay.

I thought I'd be in business,
but I could not decide.
I waited and I waited,
and ended up in science.

Getting a degree. If you don't know what to do.
I was looking for adventure
I was looking for the truth.

I started out with reading,
all pieces I could find.
Spent two months at the xerox,
till I was half blind.

Then I needed some data,
and much to my surprise.
I found low correlations,
Is this paradise?

Getting a degree. If you don't know what to do.
I was looking for adventure
I was looking for the truth.

Having a discussion,
with a senior or two.
Giving all these compliments,
'cause their egos need a boost.

Then I sent my work to a journal,
it was in the fall.
In springtime it got rejected,
'cause my sample was too small.

Getting a degree. If you don't know what to do.
You know how I feel?
Feel like a tiger in the zoo.

Had to do a presenation,
at a big big big conference.
I was in this great symposium,
which no one would attend.

When I got home my love had left me,
'cause she could not understand.
Leading your life in science,
makes you lonely in the end.

Getting a degree. If you don't know what to do.
Leading a life in science,
Makes you lonely in the end.

Leading a life in science,
Makes you lonely in the end.

Leading a life in science,
Makes you lonely in the end.

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