Academia

    You can be my alphabet and I will be your calculator
    And together we'll work out on the escalator
    I will time you as you run up the down
    And you'll measure my footsteps as I pleasure this town
    The mean of our heights is divided by the nights
    Which is times'd by the daggers and the root of all our fights,
    The pass of your poem is to swathe me in your knowing
    And the beauty of the word is that you don't have to show it

    Oh academia you can't pick me up
    Soothe me with your words when I need your love

    I am a dash and you are a dot
    When will you see that I am all that you've got
    I'm a binary code that you cracked long ago
    But to you I'm just a novel that you wish you'd never wrote
    I'm greater than x and lesser than y, so why is it
    That I still can't catch your eye?
    You're a cryptic crossword, a song I've never heard
    While I sit here drawing circles I'm afraid of being hurt

    Oh academia you can't pick me up
    Soothe me with your words when I need your love

    You're a difficult equation with a knack for heart evasion
    Will you listen to my proof or will you add another page on
    It appears to me the graph has come and stolen all the laughs
    It appears to me the pen has over analysed again
    And if I am a number I'm infinity plus one
    And if you are five words you are afraid to be the one
    And if you are a number you're infinity plus one
    And if I am four words then I am needing all your love

    Oh academia you can't pick me up
    Soothe me with your words when I need your love
    Academia