Teenage Wildlife

O Superman - The Song

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Words and music by Laurie Anderson.

Lyrics

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

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