There was you, there was me-
We never could agree-
if I was up,
you were down;
you were there,
I was here-
A Grand Puppeteer stuck it all
Together.

If I was cat,
you were the dog;
if I was tied up,
you were a hog;
if I was flat,
you were a ball;
if I was charged,
then you were cashed;
if I was tots,
you were the mash;
if I was loud,
then you were shhh.

We added it up
To zero.
Zero.

Flying neutrinos
Fly through my skin
My hair
My feet
What a pair of disagreeable
Agreeables.

Your hands
My hips
Your grip
What a fit of exhausting
Inexhaustibles

Fusion makes the world go around
Confusion with the making of all that sound
We lay here
We quiet the voice

It says,
"Love binds the world"
"Love binds the world"
"Love binds the world."

Forever and ever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
And ever and ever and ever and ever
Forever and ever

We added it up.
We added it up to zero.
Zero.

Flying neutrinos
Fly through my skin
My hair
My feet
What a pair of disagreeable
Agreeables.

Your hands
My hips
Your grip
What a fit of exhausting
Inexhaustibles

Exhausting
inexhaustibles
Exhausting
inexhaustibles.


Lyrics submitted by stentorian, edited by iteration2

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    My InterpretationI think this song has to do with all of the contradictions and paradoxes we encounter in life and in nature, yet somehow everything works out. I'm thinking "A Grand Puppeteer" could refer to an intelligent designer. "We added it up to zero" refers to adding two opposite numbers together, which always equals zero, which might suggest two contradicting situations/events canceling each other out and working out.

    And in case anybody is interested, neutrinos are neutral subatomic particles that fly through space and can pass through matter.
    andjokon March 27, 1988   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"we added it up to ZERO"

    "Flying NEUTRINOS fly through my hair, my feet, what a pair of exhausting inexhaustables"
    noraanudon May 27, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song has to do with all of the contradictions and paradoxes we encounter in life and in nature, yet somehow everything works out. I'm thinking "A Grand Puppeteer" could refer to an intelligent designer. "We added it up to zero" refers to adding two opposite numbers together, which always equals zero, which might suggest two contradicting situations/events canceling each other out and working out.

    And in case anybody is interested, neutrinos are neutral subatomic particles that fly through space and can pass through matter.
    andjokon March 27, 1988   Link
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    General CommentI have a strong feeling that "forever and ever" could be a play on words of "forever endeavor". During her live session of this it sounds almost as if she means both.
    daygrayon October 19, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about the realization that she and a loved one, while both good and loving people, are simply incompatible. Instead of complementing each other, their tendencies nullify one another. Despite both being agreeable, they are disagreeable together. They add up to zero.

    However, this is not an easy conclusion to come to, for they genuinely love one another, and to face the reality of their ultimately untenable relationship, they must quiet the inner voice which tells them of the importance of love.

    I think the "exhausting inexhaustibles" refers to the toll that their list of incompatibilities has taken on what would otherwise have been an inexhaustible supply of love they had for one another.
    iteration2on February 02, 2014   Link

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