“Nine Million Bicycles” by Katie Melua

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing
That’s a fact,
It’s a thing we can’t deny

In fairness to Ms Melua, when this song was written, the idea that facts were things “we can’t deny” was a much more defensible position. However, in this age of alternative facts, and widespread denial of even some of the most basic facts about history and science, it seems, well, rather quaint.

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