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The Calculation

Written by: regina spektor

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Lyrics (fan transcription):
you went into the kitchen cupboard
got yourself another hour
and you gave half of it to me
we sat there looking at the faces
of the strangers in the pages
til we knew them mathematically
they were in our minds until forever
but we didn't mind, we didn't know better

so we made our own computer
out of macaroni pieces
and it did our thinking while we lived our lives
it counted up our feelings
and divided them up even
and it called that calculation perfect love
didn't even know that love was bigger
didn't even know that love was so...

hey, this fire, it's burning, burning us up...

so we made the hard decision
and we each made an incision
past our muscles and our bones
saw our hearts were little stones
pulled them out, they weren't beating
and we weren't even bleeding
as we lay them on a granite countertop
we beat them up against each other...
we struck them hard against each other...
we struck them so hard, so hard, until they sparked

hey, this fire, it's burning, burning us up...


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