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"That's Mathematics" Was Released In 2000 And Was Featured On The Album "The Remains Of Tom Lehrer"


Counting sheep When you're trying to sleep Being fair When there's something to share Being neat When you're folding a sheet That's mathematics!

When a ball Bounces off of a wall When you cook From a recipe book When you know How much money you owe That's mathematics!

How much gold can you hold in an elephant's ear? When it's noon on the moon, then what time is it here? If you could count for a year, would you get to infinity Or somewhere in that vicinity?

When you choose How much postage to use When you know What's the chance it will snow When you bet And you end up in debt Oh try as you may You just can't get away From mathematics!

Andrew Wiles gently smiles Does his thing, and voila! Q.E.D., we agree And we all shout hurrah! As he confirms what Fermat Jotted down in that margin Which could've used some enlargin'

Tap your feet Keepin' time to a beat Of a song While you're singing along Harmonize With the rest of the guys Yes, try as you may You just can't get away From mathematics!