Lyrics for the Bayesian Boys' hit single 'I Want It The Bayesian Way'

Sadly something of a one hit wonder, the Bayesian Boys (Tom Ash and Max Siegel) wrote and performed this single a number of times in the summer of 2013. Best read (or sung aloud to yourself) while playing the original Backstreet Boys song below.

Yeah!

You are my prior
My ideal desire
Update your credences when I say
I want it the Bayesian way

But we are two worlds
Apart can’t reach to
Your heart in the K axioms
Of modal logic

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Tell me why
Ain’t nothin’ but a homeopath
Tell me why
Ain’t nothin’ but negative impact
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it the Bayesian way

Am I your prior
My ideal desire
I’m confident it’s too late
But I want it the Bayesian way

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Now I can see that we’re updating down
From what my credences used to be, yeah
No matter GiveWell’s recommendations
I want you to be confident
That deep down inside of me

You are my prior
My ideal desire
You are
You are, you are, you are

Don’t wanna hear you
Ain’t nothin’ but a homeopath
Ain’t nothin’ but negative impact (don’t wanna hear you say)
I never wanna hear you say (oh, yeah)
I want it the Bayesian way

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