Strength in Numbers

Rodney Rawlings
Issue CLXIII - June 18, 2008
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“Strength in Numbers” is a song composed by Rodney Rawlings about the importance of autonomy and rational individualism.

The following are the song’s lyrics, also written by Mr. Rawlings:


There’s STRENGTH IN NUMBERS”—that’s what they teach.

You join a crowd so no one can harm you.

Find STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, all you can reach—

Standing proud, you’ll walk arm in arm through hell.


But their dark, secret shame

Hides a shell, and a shell is a game played.

Fear takes the lead, reason slumbers.

There’s no aim, just a game played with numbers.

If you wish to be strong, you don’t need a throng, old chum;

And what’s more, you’ll always be number one with me,

If you must measure STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.


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