Lyrics of Math Suks

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Math Suks by Jimmy Buffett is part of the album "Beach House On The Moon" .

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Lyrics of Math Suks

If necessity was the mother of invention
Then I'd like to kill the guy who invented this
The numbers come together in some kind of third dimension
A regular algebraic bliss

Let's starts with something simple
Like 1 and 1 ain't 3
Any 2 plus 2 will never get you 5
There's fractions in my subtraction
And x don't equal y
But my homework is bound to multiply

Math suks (math suks), math suks (math suks)
I'd like to burn this text book
I hate that stuff so much
Math suks (math suks), math suks (math suks)
Sometimes I think that I don't know that much
But math suks

I got so bored with my homework
I turned on the tv
The beauty pageant winners were all smiling through their teeth
And they asked the new miss america
Hey babe can you add up all those bucks
She looked puzzled then just said math suks

Math suks (math suks), math suks (math suks)
You don't even have to spell it
All you have to do is yell it
Math suks (math suks), math suks (math suks)
Sometime times I think that I don't know that much
But math suks

Geometry and trigonometry and if they don't tax your brain
There are numbers to big to be named
Numerical precision is a science with a mission
And I think its' gonna drive me insane

Parents fighting with their children
And the congress can't agree
Teachers and their students are all jousting constantly
Management and labor keep rattling old sabres
Quacking like those peabody ducks

Math suks (quack quack), math suks (quack quack)
You don't even have to spell it
All you have to do is yell it
Math suks, that's right, math suks, you got it
Sometime times I think that I don't know that much
But math suks
All right there goes our g rating

Math suks, math suks, math suks the big one
Math suks, math suks, math suks the big one
Math suks, math suks, math suks the big one
Math suks, math suks, math suks, math suks


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'Math Suks' is a song by Jimmy Buffett, from the album 'Beach House on the Moon' (1999).

The lyrics tell of the author's frustration as a math student. According to the lyrics, the inspiration for the song and title came from a candid interview on TV: :'I got so bored with my homework' :'I turned on the TV' :'The beauty contest winners were all smiling through their teeth' :'They asked the new Miss America 'Hey babe, can you add up all those bucks?' :'She looked puzzled then just said, 'Math Suks!' However, in later interviews Jimmy said that the inspiration actually came from graffiti on a bridge in Key West Florida .

Consistent with its stated theme, the song lyrics are largely an emotional catharsis; mathematical terms are used only in a very superficial way. Presumably for that reason, the song seems to have little appeal to mathematicians, and even less to mathematics teachers (unlike other songs that make fun at mathematics, such as Tom Lehrer's 'Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky' and 'New Math'). The song was in fact promptly condemned by the US National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Education Association for its alleged negative effect on children's education . However, it still seems to be popular among high school students .

Many of Buffett's fans ('parrotheads') claim that this is one of his worst songs .



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