You Do the Math (When I'm Not Around)

©2016 Earl Vickers

A love song you can solve using algebra

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We don't need a fortune teller to tell what our future holds
I was a million times your age when you were five minutes old
And when there's fifty-seven candles on your cake, give or take, well
You Do the Math
You don't have to be in Mensa
Like the constipated mathematician, work it out with a pencil
Look it up on the internet or flag somebody down
Who's gonna help you do the math, when I'm not around?
Two hundred million heartbeats left in this heart of mine
And at sixty beats a minute, it's not a lot of time
And it breaks my heart to calculate how long you'll be alone, so
You Do the Math
though there's no exact solution
Find a fancy graph of actuary facts with a standard distribution
Look it up on the internet or flag somebody down
Who's gonna help you do the math, when I'm not around?
Only one in every million could be just the one for you
But there's fifty million out there that you could interview
If you need to need a find a speedy way to weed out all the creeps
You Do the Math
indirectly by computer
There are many sites for meeting men who match
when you're searching for a suitor
Find someone on the internet, tell him I said you're the best
Someone to help you do the math (or whatever), when I'm not around

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