Fear of Numbers

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In the absence of the necessary knowledge or intuition, the unbounded nature of numbers and their infinite permutations leads to an innate mistrust of numbers, which leads us to seek alternate explanations for a chaotic world.

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Sometimes I get the devil in my eyes
Otherwise he steps aside
Cannot predict when he’ll call my name
I call him my brother just the same

Sometimes the devil slips into my mind
He’s in my body all the time
No one else that I can blame
He’s my own devil to tame

Sometimes the devil’s hand is in mine
I can’t say I mind
I think I’ll learn to live with him
Livin’ in the light and livin’ in sin

Sometimes I get the devil in my eyes
Sometimes his evil plans are mine
Deliver me from me or him

credits

from Pattern, released January 17, 2015
Tyler Bassett: Guitars, Bass
Fiona Dickinson: Cello
Bryan Heany: Drums
Bennett Young: Midi Rhodes

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