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You've Got the Nerve
      by Jeffrey Hale 2001

There's a light in the sky. See it with your eye.

There's a wave coming near. Hear it with your ear.
There's a scent from a rose . Smell it with your nose.
A juicy red plumb. Taste it with your tongue.
A touch from a friend. Feel it with your skin.
These are 5 senses of your nervous system.

When the outside world comes to us

it can cause a stimulus.
Then you react. It don't take long.
for your body to respond.

chorus:

You've got the nerve, You've got the nerve, You've got the nerve
to use your sense. It's part of your experience.
You've got the nerve, You've got the nerve, You've got the nerve
Perceive the world that you live in, using your nervous system.

It was hot. I feel pain

A nerve impulse was sent to the brain.
The brain decided to react.
Time to pull my right arm back.
Not fast enough though it seems,
judging from the shrills and screams.
I touched the stove. Am I insane?
I don't think I'll do that again.

repeat chorus


A nerve is like a wire leading to special gaps.

For the nerve to fire it must cross the synapse.
Then to the spinal chord and up to the brain.
The message is processed then sent back down again

repeat chorus x2


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