Electrification's Rap

PUF 2.0 - February 15, 2018

Ben Franklin flew a kite and a key. Took light from the sky

Don't you see. That was the start, that was the spark

Mike Faraday made his mark. Made a motor and more

Then JC Maxwell laid down his laws. Between magnetic and electric, which was the cause?


Tommy Edison brought the medicine, shined the light, turned night bright

Had a big fight, wrestled Nick Tesla, it was a sorry sight. DC, AC, me, me, they couldn't agree

Big George Westinghouse pronounced, then he announced

A winner in Chi-town. DC going down. AC takes the crown.


Crazy hair, came from nowhere. Albert Einstein, said E is MC square

Photo electric effect. So, solar, we're on a roller

Fathered nuclear, the new leader. Though not too cheap to meter. 


Sam Insull said let's give up control, to a commission with a mission

They can set the rate of return, in every state. They can get it straight

Return, we earn, commission adjourned.


Davy Lilienthal cut a deal with Wendell Willkie, for the Valley of Tennessee

Called it TV Authority. There was no guarantee, but less impediment to development 

And co-ops in the countryside, I won't lie. It turned the tide, gave people pride.


Now it's our turn, for a better future we yearn

Energy that's constant, cheap, clean. For our children, an earth that's green

We're a machine. Here's the scheme. Right here in this magazine 

We're going to innovate, create, captivate, celebrate. It's our fate.


Another age of electricity, for you and me, we have the ability, the intensity, to take it to infinity.


Here's the situation, it's not my imagination, electrification is the foundation, for the population.