This is a song about the discovery of entirely foreign, mind-bending concepts, from the point of view of Mr. A. Square from the great book Flatland.
In the vast expanse ahead of me
I could find no pain
My world made so much sense to me
I'm numbed by all this change
How can we rise above it all?
What does that even mean?
Your language so bewilders me
But I can't deny what I've seen
What is this you're showing me?
What's happening to my brain?
Explain to me this "up and down"
So I can fly away
Now you know of
"Up, left, back, forward
Right, down, sideways"
Before, you could not fathom more
Than lines on a page
Now we know of past and future
"Wonder", "glory" are thy names
This world that I have found
Now that you have explained "up" to me
I don't want to come down
Don't make me go back from whence I came
I don't ever want to leave
Two can never be enough for me again
I have to find how far it goes