Why They Call It Nothing

Lyrics and Performance by Vicki Young
Melody: "Why They Call It Falling"

Itís a spot; itís a slot: itís a tiny little dot.

Its position is important to us all.

Itís a space; itís a place; itís a value we embrace.

Itís a number we can easily recall.

So why they call it ďnothingĒ

Why they call it ďnothingĒ

Why they call it ďnothingĒ

I donít know.

 

Itís a dot; itís a spot; but something that itís not

Is the empty set or something undefined.

Itís a space; itís a place; itís a value that we face

When our bank account is at the bottom line.

So why they call it ďnothingĒ

Why they call it ďnothingĒ

Why they call it ďnothingĒ

I donít know.

 

Early man knew littleĖ he didnít have a clue

Until the Hindus showed him what to do.

 

Itís a spot; itís a slot; that tiny little dot.

Itís what separates plus/minus and itís real.

Itís a space; itís a place; this ZERO donít erase!

Itís what makes our number system have appeal.

So why they call it ďnothingĒ

Why they call it ďnothingĒ

Why they call it ďnothingĒ

I donít know.