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Edison & Tesla: “The Future is Electric” | SUNG HISTORY

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Since Benji Franks went and flew that kite we’ve had an energetic appetite! In a hundred years it won’t seem so strange we’re gonna harness charge to make a change! The future is electric! You’re invited now if you thought weren’t The future is electric! Gonna ride there on an alternating current! Gonna ride there on an (DIRECT) current! Tesla: Wait, what did you say? Two different sides to same new spark Illuminating what was dark Except alternating has way more range… either way it’s an awesome change! The future is electric! With DC and a long extension each home will have a light bulb, my invention! Right, well… AC switches direction ‘bout 60 times second And can travel thousands of miles with a wire intersection Start with million volts, then shift it down to just 120 A single plant can be the power source to just so many! Lights a humble start, I’m glad you’re humble ‘bout it but I’m giving the world power they won’t want to live without it! The future is electric! You’re invited now if you thought weren’t The future is electric! Gonna ride there on an alternating current! Gonna ride there on an (DIRECT) current! Edison: Well, agree to disagree Tesla: That’s just you not admitting that you’re wrong… Edison: agree to disagree about agreeing to disagree! The future is electric! Edison: AC will lead to casualties Tesla: DC sounds fine for batteries Edison: watch the effects of all the shock! Tesla: Holy moly, why would you do that? Edison: to prove a point… Tesla: and what point was that?? Edison: …what were we talking about? The future is electric! You’re invited now if you thought weren’t The future is electric! Gonna ride there on an alternating… Going to ride there on a direct… Gonna ride there on an alternating current! Gonna ride there on an (DIRECT) current!

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