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I think this song's supposed to be about the rarity of genius. The "Oddballs" are the geniuses, who come along very infrequently ("space between the oddballs is so very long"). Because they're so infrequent, major advances are few and far between ("Mathematics moves at such a crawl") -Insect_Hospital 06:00, September 5, 2003

I dissagree. It's about the the planet earth and any other planets in the universe that actually have life on them. even if other planets have life. The space/time between them is so large that earth might as well be the only one hence the lyric "I might as well be alone if I'm not". The line about gravity being a-mighty strong so strong that every place is an orb also leads the idea about it being about planets since gravity is the weakest of the four fundamental forces and is only significant for very large masses. Every ball is different could refer to either how each planet looks different or how life would look different on each planet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:41, July 12, 2005
This interpretation is completely plagiarised from the work of posters, as was mentioned previously, before the comment was censored by categorising it as "vandalism". 22:41, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
I actually agreed with Insect Hospital on this, but I think the second comment makes more in retrospect. Not as profound as I thought, but still a good song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:09, November 27, 2006