NEW ARITHMETIC

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This song is about the daughters of Tzelofchad

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NEW ARITHMETIC (daughters of Tzelofchad)

I’ve been trying to explain
The parts are different but the sum is the same
Trying to make you 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
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 you can’t count the stars and you can’t count the sand.
1 2 3 4 5
Still breathing still alive
But when we disappear
Will anybody anybody anybody know that we were here

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from OPEN THE GROUND, released September 8, 2015

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Art-pop songs about androgynous storm-demons, sisters with secrets, fancy dresses, and knives.

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