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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:. 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.
I think people are taking this far too seriously. Reminds me of all the fuss over Randy Newman's song "Short People. While he was sculling in Key West, he rowed under a bridge that had a large piece of graffiti: 'Math Suks'. The comic irony of the graffiti artist not even being able to spell the complaint correctly planted the seed for the satirical song.