Words and Music: Bill Roper
Counting to Infinity
Somewhere I’m a pirate and somewhere I’m a king.
Here and now I’m happy just to have the chance to sing,
For that king might be a tyrant and that pirate lost at sea,
But in the world I’m living in, I’m glad you’re here with me.
They say that universes lie like numbers on a line
So I’m counting to infinity, one number at a time.
And if I had a ship to sail upon the quantum tide,
Would I find another world where you are standing by my side?
How large is the infinity that holds another you?
And how much further must I count for it to hold me too?
“Improbable, yet possible,” proclaims the voice of Chance
And he calls the steps as worlds pass by caught in the cosmic dance.
I’m counting to infinity, but I do not know the size
And they claim all things are possible and I swear they’re telling lies.
The worlds we might imagine are not worlds that must be true
And I would not be the me lost in a world that’s missing you.
I’ve counted to infinity once, twice, and thrice again
And I’ve found you and I’ve found me on worlds beyond our ken,
But never both together though infinity is wide,
So I’m counting back to zero where I’ll find you by my side.