"4 Out Of 5" as written by and Mark/doughty Degliantoni....
Her knees thrust in one direction
Like a symbol of math, a symbol meaning Greater Than.

I come recommended by four out of five,
I'm a factor in the whole plan.

Four and five therefore nine,
Nine and nine therefore eighteen,
Eighteen and eighteen therefore thirty-six,
Four and five therefore nine.

Sometimes I was
Drifting on a coffee buzz.

Quantify my luck
I need a mercy fuck.

You crowd me out.
You crowd me out.


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"4 Out of 5" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General CommentThis song cracks me up :)
    nikolitaon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"is he just singing about one big math equation"
    yiggie241on July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song relates directly to an ancient thought of my own...

    Resume Dating

    Here you submit your past dating history, what you would like and dislike out of the relationship and possible refferences. Mike is obviously highly recommended, much like Dentine.

    ~Jason
    gakinmiffon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about sex. "Her knees thrust in one direction like a symbol of math, a symbol meaning greater than" Think about sex, women's legs spread to make a > shape so you can... well you know.
    bush_h8eron April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the sex theme but I think this line:

    " Her knees thrust in one direction
    like a symbol of math, a symbol meaning Greater Than."

    Would see them in more if a rear entry on your side positon than a missionary style. Here knees thrust in on e direction ... not 2. And if they were on their sides with him behind it would be a greater than sign.

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    Grisnjamon July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI disagree with the whole sex angle, because if he's in the middle of getting some, why would he 'need a mercy fuck?' If her "knees thrust in one direction" her legs are together. i think they are sitting together, possibly in a coffee shop (?), and she is turned away from him, making him feel that he is the 'less than' in the equation. That would make her the 1 in 5. He's being rejected, 'crowded OUT,' and is considering his 'luck'
    ~Doyleon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentspot on Doyle, I agree 100%
    byrnemanon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentspot on Doyle, I agree 100%
    byrnemanon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHmm, i hadn't thought of it that way, Doyle, but that does make some sense. The words "greater than" also lend creedence to that theory. And the last line, "You crowd me out", could be that that is a song about rejection and not about sex.
    LucklessPedestrianon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere are nerdy sex jokes you can tell with a calculator, where the end result equals "boobs" or "loose." This is kind of like one of those.

    It's about a guy who spits game in the form of a math equation, he gets teased, and is left high and dry.

    The girl spreads her legs. ">"

    He spits game that he's a good lover. 4 out of 5. So he's batting 80 percent in terms of who approves his sexual prowess.

    It is insinuated that the girl is 18.

    Quantify my luck - Solve his equation. X is 2. He wants to coupled with her, doubled like the numbers above.

    Crowding out means, literally, being pressed, forced, or thrust out of a small space. He's trying to put it in... The girl throws him off.
    parkerdannielon November 22, 2014   Link

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