I’m reading a book about things that go way over my head,
It’s all about string theory and quantum physics
And it blows my mind that there’s all this stuff
That I’m never even going to have time to learn.
Perhaps if I had taken some of those alternative routes
I’d be winning awards for sciencey shit?
But then maybe it’s better to be proficient in arty stuff,
To open the minds of the masses, rather than just the elite
In stuffy books with words too long to even pronounce.
I’m probably a leader in the field of physics in one reality,
And maybe, for that matter, I might have been successful
In the path I actually took.