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All at home, with Swedish software celald Propellerheads Record (makers of Reason). If we actually look into publishing our songs when we have enough recorded, I'll probably have them re-mixed and mastered.
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<lyrics>
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Pathological monsters! cried the terrified mathematician
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Every one of them a splinter in my eye
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I hate the Peano Space and the Koch Curve
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I fear the Cantor Ternary Set
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The Sierpinski Gasket makes me wanna cry
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And a million miles away a butterfly flapped its wings
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On a cold November day a man named Benoit Mandelbrot was born
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His disdain for pure mathematics and his unique geometrical insights
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Left him well equipped to face those demons down
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He saw that infinite complexity could be described by simple rules
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Used his giant brain and he turned the game around
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And he looked below the storm
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Saw a vision in his head
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A bulbous pointy form
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Picked his pencil up and he wrote his secret down
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Just take a point called Z in the complex plane (Alternate: Take a point called C...)
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Let Z1 be Z squared plus C (Alternate: Let Z1 be zero squared...)
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And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
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And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
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If the series of Zs should always stay
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Close to Z and never trend away
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That point is in the Mandelbrot Set
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Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire
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You're a day-glo pterodactyl
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You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
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You're one badass fucking fractal
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And you're just in time to save the day
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Sweeping all our fears away
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You can change the world in a tiny way
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Mandelbrot's in heaven, at least he will be when he's dead
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Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale
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He gave us order out of chaos, he gave us hope where there was none
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His geometry succeeds where others fail
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So if you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings
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From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home
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 +
Just take a point called Z in the complex plane (Alternate: Take a point called C...)
 +
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C (Alternate: Let Z1 be zero squared...)
 +
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
 +
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
 +
If the series of Zs will always stay
 +
Close to Z instead of trend away
 +
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set
 +
 
 +
Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire
 +
You're a day-glo pterodactyl
 +
You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
 +
You're one badass fucking fractal
 +
And you're just in time to save the day
 +
Sweeping all our fears away
 +
You can change the world in a tiny way
 +
And you're just in time to save the day
 +
Sweeping all our fears away
 +
You can change the world in a tiny way
 +
Go on, change the world in a tiny way
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Come on, change the world in a tiny way
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</lyrics>
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== Notes ==
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Since the death of Benoit Mandelbrot in October 2010, Jonathan has omitted the lines, "at least he will be when he's dead / right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale," in live performances.

Revision as of 16:08, 3 May 2012



Pathological monsters! cried the terrified mathematician
Every one of them a splinter in my eye
I hate the Peano Space and the Koch Curve
I fear the Cantor Ternary Set
The Sierpinski Gasket makes me wanna cry
And a million miles away a butterfly flapped its wings
On a cold November day a man named Benoit Mandelbrot was born

His disdain for pure mathematics and his unique geometrical insights
Left him well equipped to face those demons down
He saw that infinite complexity could be described by simple rules
Used his giant brain and he turned the game around
And he looked below the storm
Saw a vision in his head
A bulbous pointy form
Picked his pencil up and he wrote his secret down

Just take a point called Z in the complex plane (Alternate: Take a point called C...)
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C (Alternate: Let Z1 be zero squared...)
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
If the series of Zs should always stay
Close to Z and never trend away
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire
You're a day-glo pterodactyl
You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
You're one badass fucking fractal
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way

Mandelbrot's in heaven, at least he will be when he's dead
Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale
He gave us order out of chaos, he gave us hope where there was none
His geometry succeeds where others fail
So if you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings
From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home

Just take a point called Z in the complex plane (Alternate: Take a point called C...)
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C (Alternate: Let Z1 be zero squared...)
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
If the series of Zs will always stay
Close to Z instead of trend away
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire
You're a day-glo pterodactyl
You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
You're one badass fucking fractal
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way
Go on, change the world in a tiny way
Come on, change the world in a tiny way

Notes

Since the death of Benoit Mandelbrot in October 2010, Jonathan has omitted the lines, "at least he will be when he's dead / right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale," in live performances.