O Superman

Album: Big Science (1981)
Charted: 2
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  • 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.Writer/s: JULIET RICHARDSON, MARC ALEXANDRE COLLIN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 2

  • Karl from Ingatestone, United Kingdomi love Laurie Anderson, O Superman is a really good song and the dance crew Legs N Co were really good on TOTP performing this song.
    David Bowie's 1997 version was horrendous
  • Mark from London, EnglandThis song became a hit in the UK after being championed by late-night DJ, the late great John Peel. At that time, it was available on the indie One-Ten label as an import but Warner Bros. later re-released it due to the proverbial popular demand. Note: the album track, exactly teh same as the single, is called: "O Superman (For Massenet)".
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