Einstein
Kelly Clarkson Lyrics


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Simple math
Our love divided by the square root of pride
Multiply your lifeless time
I'm going out of my mind
It was heaven when I finally figured it out alone

Didn't get it the first time
But don't think I've been so blind
And I may not be Einstein
But I Know
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you

Even had the nerves to flirt with her in front of my face
Here's your keys, your bags, your clothes and now get out of my place
You say I'm crazy, and that we're happy
Is that supposed to comfort me?

Didn't get it the first time
But don't think I've been so blind
And I may not be Einstein
But I Know
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you

All of your promises, flushed
A thousand apologies, just
Take out the pain and then it leaves us
With nothing at all, no, nothing at all

You can stop wasting my time
Without you I'm just fine
Why did it take me so long to figure out
Dumb plus dumb equals you, equals you

Didn't get it the first time
Don't think I'd be so blind
Yeah I may not be Einstein
But I know

Dumb plus dumb equals you, equals you

Simple math
Our love divided by the square root of pride
Multiply your lifeless time
I'm going out of my mind
And I may not be Einstein





But I know dumb plus dumb equals you, equals you

Overall Meaning

The song "Einstein" by Kelly Clarkson is a breakup song that talks about a relationship that had run its course. The lyrics use mathematical terms as a metaphor to express how the relationship did not add up. It starts with the line "Simple math, our love divided by the square root of pride, multiply your lifeless time, I'm going out of my mind." The singer realizes that the relationship was not working because of a lack of effort and care from her partner, hence the use of the term "lifeless time."


Clarkson expresses her disappointment and frustration when she sings, "Even had the nerves to flirt with her in front of my face. Here's your keys, your bags, your clothes and now get out of my place." The lyrics show that her trust has been broken, and she can no longer put up with her partner's behavior. When she says "I may not be Einstein, but I Know. Dumb plus dumb equals you," she is saying that the relationship was a mistake from the beginning, and it was not worth her time and effort.


In the end, the song touches on the pain of a failed relationship and the regret of not walking away sooner. Clarkson sings, "All of your promises, flushed. A thousand apologies, just take out the pain and then it leaves us with nothing at all, no, nothing at all." It's a sobering realization that the time she spent in the relationship was an absolute waste.


Line by Line Meaning

Simple math
Analyzing the relationship is straightforward


Our love divided by the square root of pride
Our love is not as strong as before because of the ego and self-importance in the relationship


Multiply your lifeless time
I wasted my time on you, which caused my unhappiness


I'm going out of my mind
I am losing my sanity because of this relationship


It was heaven when I finally figured it out alone
I felt relieved when I realized the truth behind our relationship and ended it


Didn't get it the first time
At first, I couldn't see through the problems in our relationship


But don't think I've been so blind
Later, I realized the issues in our relationship and acted accordingly


And I may not be Einstein
I am not a genius but still smart enough to see that we are not compatible


But I Know
I finally know the right decision to make


Dumb plus dumb equals you
We are both foolish to be together


Even had the nerves to flirt with her in front of my face
You disrespected me by flirting with someone else right in front of me


Here's your keys, your bags, your clothes and now get out of my place
I am done with you and want you to leave my life


You say I'm crazy, and that we're happy
You try to convince me that everything is okay despite our problems


Is that supposed to comfort me?
Your words do not help my situation


All of your promises, flushed
You broke all your promises


A thousand apologies, just
All your apologies mean nothing now


Take out the pain and then it leaves us
If we forget about the pain, we have nothing left in our relationship


With nothing at all, no, nothing at all
Our relationship is empty and has nothing to offer


You can stop wasting my time
I don't want to waste any more time on this relationship


Without you I'm just fine
I am happy and can live without you


Why did it take me so long to figure out
I am regretting taking so long to realize the issues in our relationship


Dumb plus dumb equals you, equals you
We are both responsible for the failure of our relationship




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BRIDGET KELLY, TOBIAS GAD, KELLY CLARKSON, JAMES FAUNTLEROY

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Pierre Ochoa

Simple math
Our love divided by the square root of pride
Multiply your lifeless time
I'm going out of my mind
It was heaven when I finally figured it out alone

Didn't get it the first time
But don't think I've been so blind
And I may not be Einstein
But I Know
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you

Even had the nerves to flirt with her in front of my face
Here's your keys, your bags, your clothes and now get out of my place
You say I'm crazy, and that we're happy
Is that supposed to comfort me?

Didn't get it the first time
But don't think I've been so blind
And I may not be Einstein
But I Know
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you
Dumb plus dumb equals you

All of your promises, flushed
A thousand apologies, just
Take out the pain and then it leaves us
With nothing at all, no, nothing at all

You can stop wasting my time
Without you I'm just fine
Why did it take me so long to figure out
Dumb plus dumb equals you, equals you

Didn't get it the first time
Don't think I'd be so blind
Yeah I may not be Einstein
But I know

Dumb plus dumb equals you, equals you

Simple math
Our love divided by the square root of pride
Multiply your lifeless time
I'm going out of my mind
And I may not be Einstein

But I know dumb plus dumb equals you, equals you



All comments from YouTube:

K1TT3N :3 (logged out)

This song is awesome! Can't stop listening to it!

Jessica Williams

First time listening to this song, and of course I love it so much. Happy 41st Birthday to a singer whose songs I love and enjoy so much, and whose voice I love so much, Kelly Clarkson! ❤❤🥳🎉🎊4/24/2023

Azhar Ahmad

Honestly she would do much better going ladies rock or country rock with her power vocals. Its one album to follow up after meaning of life, the title queen of versatility will be set in gold. Hope she does.

Jericha Russell

I absolutely love this song

Antonio Saldanha

Amo essa música!

Lily r Brown

Love this song, it’s true you don’t have to be Einstein to See through a cheater or Liar.😜🙂

Aaron L Harshaw

I just absolutely love this 🎶

Eric Springer

should have been a single...it is that damn good

Pink Panther

u have great taste and such a kissable face

Julia Silva

Love yours songs and voice ❤❤

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