Simple mathematics, one plus two is three

And three’s a crowd as even you would probably agree

Simple mathematics, one from three is two

And in this case it happens that the minus one is you

Good bye, so long

There ain’t a thing to figure out, it ain’t some magic trick

Good bye, you’re gone

It’s nothing more than elementary arithmetic….

Chemical reaction, it’s nothing more than this

Those two kind of sit there, these two start to fizz

Chemical reaction, it’s really nothing more

You bring me H2O when I need H2SO4

Why do you insist on coming back and coming back

I hardly treat you better than a laboratory rat

There isn’t any mystery, one plus one don’t equal three

Some things you don’t need a masters degree

In order to see

Simple mathematics, here’s the simple fact

When you add a negative, you actually subtract

Simple mathematics, go scribble on the floor

All the numbers in the world won’t help you anymore

Good bye, so long

There never was a formula, there never was much hope

Good bye, you’re gone

To try to find what’s left, you’d need a super microscope

Simple mathematics (3x)

(lyrics: Dan Bern)