Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars are crying.

In which I embarrass myself even more.

You can download it here

Lyrics: PhD (rewrite of Travie McCoy's "Billionaire")

I wanna get my PhD so fricking bad
Get all of those jobs I never can
I wanna be on the cover of Science Magazine
And all your future research will cite me

Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name with letters on the side
Oh call me doctor if you don't mind, oh yeah
You'll see, my life will be complete
When I get my PhD

I would have an office of my own
Where I can be alone, buy myself a nice chair
Close my eyes and sit there
You know, I'll prolly make my TAs do the grading
Meanwhile I'll hit the beach for a bit of sunbathing
When I give a lecture, they'll all sit up and listen
Every single undergrad will wanna be in my section
And the grad students, hell they'll love me too
Cuz aint no other doc that can do what I do
Check it - I was born to excel
In just a few years I'll be polishing my Nobel
Just don't call me misses such-and-such
That's Doctor Christie, thankyouverymuch.

Oh every time I close my eyes...

I'll be getting grants from government
Saving for retirement
And still will be able to afford to live decent
You know, above the poverty line
Cuz as a grad student I can barely scrape by
I think I'm gonna pay my future students better
I'll be raking in grant money so it won't even matter
They'll be able to afford things like food and clothes
They'll have it so good, man, they won't even know
None of my students will suffer like me
They'll fully funded, living easy
I know we all have a similar dream
So grad students out there, raise your glass and sing with me

I wanna get my PhD so fricking bad...

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Dude this is awesome! I now have this version stuck in my head... what a great way to start another week in the lab.

By HennaHonu (not verified) on 18 Apr 2011 #permalink

Did you write this?

The lyrics you mean? Yes. The music, unfortunately, no... that's all Travie and his homeboys.

First time reader of your blog and now I'm hooked! Awesome rendition!!!!! Cheers!!! : )

By Jason F. Cannon (not verified) on 02 May 2011 #permalink

That was absolutely excellent! You really ought to consider developing a small music career in the free time that writing your dissertation allows. The effort would be greatly appreciated by a lot of people in academia.

By Prof.Pedant (not verified) on 15 Jun 2011 #permalink