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Songs From The Big Chair (1985 – My Organic Alignments)

Tears For Fears is comprised chiefly of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith

"Roland Orzabal - Curt Smith" = 270 (English Ordinal)

"Radius, diameter, circumference" = 270 (English Ordinal)

The Jesuit Order, whose logo is a circle, was founded on the 270th day of the year. See more

“Radius, diameter, circumference, area” = 151  |  200 (Reduction)
“Tears For Fears” = 151 |  200 (Ordinal)


The numerology of this album is a tribute to Pi and the Mathematics of the circle

"Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith" = 108 (Single Reduction)

"Mathematics of the circle" = 108 (Single Reduction)

"Circumference & diameter" = 108 (Full Reduction)

"Songs From The Big Chair" = 108 (Full Reduction)

"Songs From The Big Chair" = 108 (Reverse Full Reduction)

108 is 54+54

When asked about the name of the album, Curt Smith issued this quote:

"The title was my idea. It's a bit perverse but then you've got to understand our sense of humour. The 'Big Chair' idea is from this brilliant film called Sybil about a girl with 16 different personalities. She'd been tortured incredibly by her mother as a child and the only place she felt safe, the only time she could really be herself was when she was sitting in her analyst's chair. She felt safe, comfortable and wasn't using her different faces as a defence. It's kind of an 'up yours' to the English music press who really fucked us up for a while. This is us now – and they can't get at us anymore." = 5454 (English Ordinal)

5454 in the alphabetic order!
Think of this also as 2×54

"Roland Orzabal - Curt Smith" = 254 (Jewish Ordinal)

The quote is 469 letters:

(469 letters, 114 words)

The gematric sum of the 8 track titles on the album is 469

"Shout - The Working Hour - Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Mothers Talk - I Believe - Broken - Head Over Heels / Broken - Listen" = 469 (Full Reduction)

"Roland Orzabal - Curt Smith" = 1469 (Jewish)


The album was released on a date with 32, 40, 50, and 112 numerology, perfectly matching the word Circle in all four base methods:

(2) + (25) + 1+9+8+5 = 50 & 2 + 2+5 + 1+9+8+5 = 32(2) + (25) + 8+5 = 40(2) + (25) + (85) = 112

Circle = 32, 40, 50, and 112 in the four base ciphers

The album has 8 tracks. That’s the only number they could have chosen that is only made up of circles.

It was recorded The Wool Hall, which sums to 50, the same as Circle

"The Wool Hall" = 50 (Full Reduction)


We saw the Reduction gematria of the album’s eight track titles above. Check out the value in the alphabetic order:

"Shout - The Working Hour - Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Mothers Talk - I Believe - Broken - Head Over Heels / Broken - Listen" = 1216 (English Ordinal)

It sums to 1,216 – notice the last three digits. This is the same as the album title, Songs From The Big Chair, in the same method:

"Songs From The Big Chair" = 216 (English Ordinal)

Which brings us right back to the Mathematics of the circle

"Mathematics of the circle" = 216 (English Ordinal)

In Hebrew, Circle sums to 143

"מעגל (Circle)" = 143 (Hebrew Gematria)

And what do you know? This just happens to match the names of the tracks in the Reverse order.

"Shout - The Working Hour - Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Mothers Talk - I Believe - Broken - Head Over Heels / Broken - Listen" = 1403 (Reverse Ordinal)


In the alphabetic order, Pi sums to 25. The album is just over 2500 seconds.

"Pi" = 25 (English Ordinal)

P is the 16th letter, and I is the 9th, making 169

"Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair" = 169 (Full Reduction)

"Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair" = 1609 (English Extended)

The first three digits of Pi are 3.14
The date written 3/14 is the 73rd day of the year:Day of Year: (Mar-14)

The 73rd Prime number is 367

"Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair" = 367 (English Ordinal)


The simplest equation you can use to get the first three digits of Pi is 22÷7
This also works in gematria:"Twenty-two divided by seven" = 314 (English Ordinal)

151, which is the Ordinal gematria of Tears For Fears, sums to 227

"One hundred and fifty-one" = 227 (English Ordinal)

"Tears For Fears" = 151 (English Ordinal)

151 is the 36th Prime number
The 36th Triangular number is 666

"Mathematics of the circle" = 666 (Jewish)

1331 is the number that represents a solar eclipse, the most significant moment of time involving circles. I point this out because I noticed this:

"One thousand three hundred thirty-one" = 2929 (English Extended)

"Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair" = 2929 (Trigonal)


Organic Matrix

This is the part that spooks me out. I looked into this album for a couple of reasons – first off, in 8th grade Drama class, I performed the song Shout for a lip sync we had to do. (Yes, I did the full 6+ minute version). Second, the song Everybody Wants To Rule The World was the first song to become #1 on the billboard charts after I was born in 1985.

And the first line of the song? Welcome to your life

"Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World" = 194 (Full Reduction)

194 minutes on a clock is 3:14, like Pi
“Circle” = 50 (Ordinal)  |  The 50th Prime number is 229

"Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World" = 229 (Reverse Full Reduction)

But the really strange part? Check out how Everybody Wants To Rule The World has the rare characteristic of having the same gematria in the two main large-number ciphers:

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" = 4399 (English Extended)

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" = 4399 (Jewish)

43 and 99…those are familiar numbers…

"Derek" = 43 (English Ordinal)

"Tikkuri" = 99 (English Ordinal)

99 DaysSongs From The Big Chair was released on February 25th, 1985, the date written 2/25, which happens to be exactly 99 days before I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Milwaukee, Wisconsin" = 225 (English Ordinal)

And of course, that’s not all:

Derek Tikkuri & Tears For Fears both sum to 61 and 83 in Reduction

The song was released on March 22nd, the date written 3/22

"Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair - Everybody Wants To Rule The World" = 322 (Jewish Reduction)

The English Reduction gematria of this string is interesting too:

"Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair - Everybody Wants To Rule The World" = 302 (Full Reduction)

"Circle" = 32 (Full Reduction)

And in Reverse:

"Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair - Everybody Wants To Rule The World" = 337 (Reverse Full Reduction)

"Derek Michael J Tikkuri" = 337 (Reverse Ordinal)

"Pi" = 337 (Squares)

But my name sums to 203 in Ordinal…

"Derek Michael J Tikkuri" = 203 (English Ordinal)

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears" = 203 (Full Reduction)


It was the song Shout that I chose for the lip sync.

"Tears For Fears - Shout" = 1042 (Jewish)

"Derek Tikkuri" = 142 (English Ordinal)

"Gematria" = 142 (Reverse Ordinal)

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