Texas teen added a 'Hamilton'-esque rap to Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me to the Moon'
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David Sikabwe, a student at the University of Texas who performs under the name Going Spaceward, put a modern twist on the Frank Sinatra classic "Fly Me to the Moon" and it's both nerdy and romantic.

Sikabwe added a rap verse to the swinging ditty first popularized by Ol' Blue Eyes in 1964 and, while at first it sounds like an awkward idea, it fits great. A big reason is Sikabwe's smooth cadence that's reminiscent of the rapping in "Hamilton."

"Fly Me to the Moon" with an original rap verse www.youtube.com

Sikabwe's lyrics combine a deep knowledge of science with some romantic woo-ing that would have made Sinatra proud.


They say that every day, the universe expands

and we discover certain things that we don't understand.

Dark matter ain't the only mystery at hand

I'm wondrin' how I got a girl like you to say that I'm her man

It's a statistical anomaly, but girl, you've got me

Gravity is pulling me to your heavenly body

No astronomical phenomenon could ever stop me

You've got a smile that every star in the galaxy copied

The constellations couldn't make as beautiful a pattern

The conversations—every night, I ring you up like Saturn

The telescopes tell us folks that you're the coolest view

A supernova's scootin' over to make room for you

'cause you eclipse every wonder of the cosmos

It's almost unfair to them, but you're the one I want most

It's a miracle that Galileo never found you

If he did, he'd say the universe revolved around you

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