**Dear party of the first part**
**It’s time to draw the line**
**It’s time to make the list and**
**Divide up the broken heart**
**Dear mother of my daughter**
**Dear father of my son**
**It’s time to face the problem and**
**Find the proper dissolution**

** ‘Cause this is the New Math**
**This is the New Math**
**We didn’t add up, so now we’ve got to decide**
**This is the New Math**
**This is the New Math**
**Still I think it’s a shame how we multiply and divide**

**Dear children of our union**
**It’s time to have the talk**
**This may get hard to follow**
**You’d better get some chalk**
**We’ll put it on the blackboard**
**Husband minus wife**
**Sorry you had to learn so young**
**There’s math in real life**

**‘Cause this is the New Math**
**This is the New Math**
**We didn’t add up, so now we’ve got to take sides**
**This is the New Math**
**This is the New Math**
**Still I think it’s a shame how we multiply and divide**

**Don’t worry**
**It’ll be okay**
**Even though I won’t see you every day**
**Mommy still loves you**
**Daddy still loves you**
**Instead of one home now you’ll have two**

**Dear holder of my dreams**
**Do you recall our honeymoon?**
**I really meant forever but**
**Forever came too soon**
**It’s easy to divide up two**
**There’s nothing to explain**
**We end up back with me and you**
**Equal shares of pain**
**But when you divide a family**
**Something still remains**
**It never comes out even**
**Something still remains**

**‘Cause this is the New Math**
**This is the New Math**
**Any answer’s all right if it’s justified**
**This is the New Math**
**This is the New Math**
**Still I think it’s a shame how we multiply and divide**