Words and music by Laurie Anderson.
O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad Hi. I'm not home right now But if you want to leave a message Just start talking at the sound of the tone Hello? This is your Mother Are you there? Are you coming home? Hello? Is anybody home? Well, you don't know me, but I know you. And I've got a message to give to you. Here come the planes. So you better get ready. Ready to go. You can come as you are, but pay as you go Pay as you go And I said: OK. Who is this really? And the voice said: This is the hand, the hand that takes This is the hand, the hand that takes This is the hand, the hand that takes Here come the planes They're American planes Made in America Smoking or non-smoking? And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds 'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice And when justice is gone, there's always force And when force is gone, there's always Mom Hi Mom! So hold me, Mom, in your long arms So hold me, Mom, in your long arms In your automatic arms Your electronic arms In your arms So hold me, Mom, in your long arms Your petrochemical arms Your military arms In your electronic arms