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Supertramp – A Soapbox Opera lyrics

" I want to tell you something;
Listen to me,
I'm trying to say, I'm better than you,
I am only what I am"

" We must not stand still,
For the night is coming,
Every man, every woman and child,
Everybody help me"

I hear, only what I want to hear,
But, I have to believe in something,
Have to believe in just one thing.
I said Father Washington, you're all mixed up,
Collecting sinners in an old tin cup.
Well, spare a listen for a restless fool,
There's something missing when I need your rule.

Well, hey there;
You tell me you're a holy man, But, although I am just a beginner,
I don't see you as a winner.
I said, Sister Washington, you're all washed up,
Collecting teardrops in a paper cup;
If I could tell you what you need to know;
If I could tell you to get on with the show.

I'd rather never leave her,
There's a storm in my head,
Makes me hear what you say;
Just was it true?
So, what have I to do?
-Well, what has he to do?-
+Oh, what is there to-oo do+
What oh-oh-ohoh

"All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, the lord god made them all"

Mary, oh tell me what I'm living for,
'Cause I feel like I'm tossed in the river,
Oh' have you a son to deliver.

I said, Father Washington, you're all mixed up,
Collecting sinners in an old tin cup,
You tell the children what you need to know,
But, will they listen when it's time to go.

Oh, Sister Robinson, you're all washed up,
Collecting teardrops in a paper cup,
Can someone tell me what I need to know,
Can someone help me to get on with the show.

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    Rissa Ciociola
    A majestic song to hear live, for sure! Although above the lyrics it says the songwriting credit was shared, Supertramp's songwriters actually composed separately. For instance, this song in addition to many others was written by Roger Hodgson. There are a lot of great videos on YouTube of his concerts but nothing's quite like seeing him live for yourself. Every note you can feel in your chest, Roger's voice resonates in your mind - surely not a show to miss! Just check out Roger Hodgson Official Facebook Page, all the info's there.
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