Press Release

Think of a number // divide it by two // something ain’t nothing // nothing ain’t nothing // open a box // tear up the lid // then think of a number // don’t think of an answer // open your eyes // think of a number // don’t get so turned up // a number’s a number // now you ain’t got a number // you just wanna rumba // and there ain’t no way you’re gonna go under // go under go under // go under go under // you drive me asunder // go under go under // if man is five if man is five if man is five // then the devil is six then the devil is six the devil is six then the devil is six and if the devil is six // then god is seven, then god is seven // sweet and gentle and sensitive man // with an obsessive nature and deep fascination for numbers // and a complete infatuation for calculation of Pi // three point one, four, one, five, nine, two, six, five, three, five, eight, nine, seven, nine, three, two, three, four, six, two, six, four, three, three, three, two, seven, nine // counting backwards I count you in // I don’t remember him // I don’t remember // one hundred fingerprints I hear // a hundred linger in my ear // measure fortune killing time // are you lonely are you sad? // you’ve got the number don’t feel bad // micro-seconds all you need // activate and you’ll receive // personal replies // flashing in the night sky // don’t ask why or cry I bring you love tonight // dial fourteen-thirty-five dash seventeen-twenty-one // please listen for the voice from behind the sun // a million messages to relieve those precious // I wondered when this would happen again // now I watch the red line reach that number again // the blood in our veins the brain in our heads // drink the water with jagged glass // eat with cactus with bleeding hands // not ninety one or ninety three // but ninety two Fahrenheit degrees // ten, twenty, thirty, forty // tell me that you wanna hold me // tell me that you wanna bore me // tell me that you gotta show me// tell me that you need to slowly // tell me that you’re burning for me // tell me that you can’t afford me // time to tell your dirty stories // time turning over and over // time turning four-leaf clover // betting on the bull in the heather // ten, twenty, thirty, forty // tell me that you wanna scold me // tell me that you a-dore me // tell me that you’re famous for me // tell me that you’re gonna score me // tell me that you gotta show me // tell me that you gotta sorely // time to tell you’re love stories // time turning over and over // time turning four-leaf clover // betting on the bull in the heather // cinque, dieci, venti, trenta, trentasei, quarantatre // oh si che or son contenta sembra fatto in ver per me, sembra fatto in ver per me // cinque // guarda un po’ mio caro Figaro // dieci //guarda un po’ mio caro Figaro // venti // guarda un po’ // trenta // guarda un po’, guarda adesso il mio cappello // trentasei // guarda adesso il mio cappello // quarantatre // guarda un po’ mio caro Figaro // guarda adesso il mio cappello // il mio cappello, il mio cappello // si mio cuore or è più bello, sembra fatto in ver per te // sembra fatto in ver per te // guarda un po’ // Sì mio cuore // guarda un po’ // or è più bello// whatever happen to emancipation act seventy-three? // I think it’s lost, yes it’s lost // numbers // who’s the person you woke up next to today? // if you were any older // then you’d know you’d have to pay your way // well maybe you do already // but you make out they pay you // did you ask yourself where did love go wrong with you? // numbers // don’t tell me names, I don’t want to know // and don’t forget to take the reminders when you go // good things have to end // and I was never any good at saying goodbye // because when I say goodbye a silly thing happens // and I always cry // numbers // you’re looking so thin these days, are you doing speed’ // (no numbers) // have you seen your face? now you’re really going seed // (playing numbers) // doing a nine to five in a day // and you never know their names // (numbers) // because names make a person real // and there’s no real people in these games // numbers // pass them on and pass them by // numbers // never hold a good thing down for long // numbers // never hold a good thing down for long // numbers // throw ‘em away like Kleenex // numbers // pick them up and push them away // numbers // oh numbers // until you wake up one day // and you find you’re a number // body one, body two, body three, body four // numbers // six o six o eight four two! // Tina went to the lady’s room // saw written on the wall // “if you’d like a very nice time // just give this number a call” // it was six o six o eight four two // six o six and I’m waiting for you //

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