I’ve been trying to explain The parts are different but the sum is the same Trying to get you to realize That half the winners taking all of the prize 1 2 3 4 5 Still breathing still alive But when I disappear Will anybody know that I was here
Two sides of a river, two sides of a coin And a place in the middle where both sides join The light of the moon and the light of the sun And a place in the dark where the two become one 5 4 3 2 1 You tell us how it’s done But your daughters and your sons We know a new arithmetic will come
I’ve been trying to explain what you call a theory I call a game Trying to make you understand that everybody’s made of stars and sand 1 2 3 4 5 Still breathing still alive But when we disappear Will anybody anybody anybody know that we were here
A song about math and feminism. The five daughters of Tzelofchad (Numbers 27) argue before Moses that they should inherit their father’s land (rather than it returning to the tribe since they had no brothers.) Moses agrees and the precedent for female inheritance (even if only in limited situations) is set.