The Man From Milwaukee

Album: Middle Of Nowhere (1997)
  • It started at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere
    Sitting beside me was a man with no hair
    From the look on his face and the size of his toes
    He comes from a place that nobody knows

    Maybe I'm hallucinating, hyperventilating
    Letting this big-toed bald man sitting here tell me about the sky
    Maybe I'm hallucinating, hyperventilating
    If you asked me now then I couldn't tell you why

    I've been sitting here too long by a man from Milwaukee
    He's been talking too long on his yellow walkie talkie
    He's been talking to Mars but I think he's wacky
    He says they'll come get him, come get him some day

    He says where he's from is called Albertane
    There they use more than 10% of the brain
    But you couldn't tell it from the way they behave
    They run around in underwear and they never shave

    Or maybe I'm hallucinating,
    Letting this big-toed bald man sitting here tell me about the sky
    Maybe I'm hallucinating, hyperventilating
    If you asked me now then I couldn't tell you why

    This is Mother Bird calling Baby Bird
    Baby Bird come in, come in Baby Bird
    For the love of Pete come in!
    This is Baby Bird...sorry I was watching Court TV
    Do you copy? Do you copy?
    Of course we copy...24 hours a day...in color

    You wouldn't believe me if I told you the rest
    The man sitting by me who was barely dressed
    Flew off to Milwaukee or perhaps Albertane
    And left me at the bus stop just barely sane

    I've been sitting here too long thinkin' about Milwaukee
    I've been talking too long on my yellow walkie talkie
    I'm talking to Mars you may think I'm wacky
    I know they'll come get me, come get me someday
    I know they'll come get me and take me away
    I know they'll come get me, come get me someday
    If not tomorrow then maybe today

Comments: 6

  • Terry from Grafon, WiI live near Milwaukee and every time they come to Wisco, they ALWAYS play this song, and they say it's for us. I love Hanson! One of the most under-rated bands of all time.
  • Jean from Cupar, ScotlandAlbertane..didn't I hear somewhere that was the fictional capital of Mars?
  • Heather from Waukesha, WiThis is an awesome song, I fell in love with it when I first heard it. It makes me remember how goofy Zac is and cheers me up when I'm down.
  • Madeline from Melbourne, AustraliaZac's engaged and your meant to be a fan of the music. This is a cute song
  • Aria from Omaha, Nei used to sing this song when i was maybe 13
    ya, those were the days
  • Bobbie from Calgary, CanadaI STILL LOVE YOU GUYS!!! hey zac...call me *wink* the age difference isnt that big.... lets see im 13 now and its december 23 2004 so.... :)
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