Interpretations:For Science

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Interpretation 1[edit]

It's not exactly an interpretation, since the song is fairly straightforward, but I think the mention of "sirens" might be kind of a pun, since the Sirens were women who lured men to their deaths, sort of like what the girl from Venus is doing to the male lead here. Along the same lines, Venus is the goddess of love and beauty. I'm probably reading WAY too much into this song, though. --VoVat 19:51, June 11, 2004

Actually, I agree with that. --Motor.on 20:21, 25 Apr 2006 (CDT)

Interpretation 2[edit]

I think it's more metaphorical. This guy is head over heels in love with her, he says Venus 'cos Venus, y'know, Roman love goddess. The part about flowers dying is him being afraid that a little gift like flowers won't cut it, but asking anyways. The "I'm so brave, etc." sounds like a wry marriage joke, especially the echo. The sci-fi motif suggests geekiness on the part of the narrator. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:20, November 19, 2006

Interpretation 3[edit]

On the (She Was A) Hotel Detective (EP) this song is listed as For Science Featuring Lt. Anne Moore. I am not offering up any real new interpretation, but does anyone know if Lt. Anne Moore is a real name or a made up persona. If she is a made up persona it could be a reference to Anne Moore, the first person to pass through Ellis Island, or it could be just a coincidence. Krueger 03:43, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Here is a bit of info on Anne Moore --MisterMe (talk) 08:30, 22 July 2016 (EDT)

Interpretation 4[edit]

All I know is that "Let's get these missiles ready to destroy the universe!" is the coolest thing I've ever heard. --Crummy 21:28, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Interpretation 5[edit]

Could "Lt. Anne Moore" be a play on words? You know, saying that she's a lieutenant, and more? --VoVat 14:06, June 22, 2008

interpretation 6[edit]

I think the main point in the song is that the narrator who will kiss the girl from venus, basically enlarges his own sacrifice. He dramatically states that flowers die and so will I, and makes it sound as heroic and altruïstic as possible as if it is the ultimate sacrifice to mankind. You can just see him with one foot on a rock, pointing to space like a statue of a general would. However, I think it's actually not much of a sacrifice for him, because he actually WANTS to go. So it's not as much a heroic and selfless deed as it is a way to please his own ego and do something he actually doesn't mind doing. It's all in his own interest anyway. Richards on Richards

Unlikely, but this song reads like a reference to Futurama[edit]

This might come across as an unusual interpretation, but the character of the guy who's gonna date the girl from venus reminds me a lot of the character Zapp Brannigan from Futurama. He's a space general, a womanizer (desperate) and very egotistical; it would make sense that he bigs up getting a date with the enemy alien as "saving the day with a noble sacrifice", proclaiming himself as "so brave" even if it kills him.

Short and Spirish (talk) 04:55, 9 August 2021 (EDT)

Especially unlikely considering Futurama didn't start until 11 years after this song came out. - Bryanthehuman

Interrogation 7[edit]

i think it's about a nerdy boy who doesn't understand women and how he privately reacts when a girl asks him out - the "girl from venus" has invaded! he will die flowers in hand for this strange creature! really awkward and detached from reality, reminds me a bit of If I Wasn't Shy

note also the classical association with venus and femininity, e.g. ♀ - "girl from venus" is redundant in this regard and may be the narrator thinking the female gender practically lives on its own "female" planet. again, misogynistic naive teenage nerd culture. --Ncrecc (talk) 01:21, 25 June 2022 (EDT)