FANDOM


VersionsEdit

Sarah Harris in the musical The Dream Engine

Unidentified vocalist in a live Warner Records audition session for the musical The Dream Engine

Similar songsEdit

As described by Stephen Collins in an interview, Jim used the same melody for his adaptation of the Song of the Ganges River in A Man's a Man.

LyricsEdit

And I'm the only one that's free
For I'd rather have my children die for me!

I was born on a rack in a rotting shack
And the cities have nothing to scare me
All my victims are wild and I won't be defiled
So the bodies pile up in the alley
I adore Novocain
I've dismissed all my pain
And my children are mine to devour
And I don't give a damn for the rights of a man
And I can't get enough of my power!

Take a look at your Mother River!
As it sweeps like a siren through my hair
Should you go swim against the current?
Never.
If you should try to make it, you'll bow to me
If you would hope to make it, you'll kneel to me
Maybe I'll forgive you if you just learn how to crawl
And you're down upon your knees to the greatest mother of them all!

Bless you!

Doors are locked and windows closed
Shut your eyes and wipe your nose
Say another prayer and go to sleep now!

Send your arms and legs to war
Have a party! Rent a whore!
Say a final prayer! Do you want to weep now?

Then stain your sheets with TV dreams
Hide your body, it's obscene!
Wash your coffin, you'll stay clean.
Don't cry now! Don't cry now!

Money buys you all you need
Flowers die, so worship weeds
Say a prayer to me, and go to sleep now

Stop your running, running wild!
Surrender now, my helpless child
All roads come to me, would you like to weep now?

Then stain your sheets with TV dreams
Hide your body, it's obscene!
Wash your coffin, you'll stay clean.
Don't cry now! Don't cry now!

And I'm the only one that's free
For I'd rather have my children die for me!

For a ride on my knees, for a single reprieve
You can take what you want if you ask me
For I know what's best and I know all the rest
And you just can't survive here without me

I adore Novocain, I've dismissed all my pain
And my children are mine to devour
And I don't give a damn for the rights of a man
And I can't get enough of my power

Take a look at your Mother River
As it sweeps like a siren through my hair
Should you go swim against the current? Never.
If you should try to make it, you'll kneel to me.
If you would dare to make it, you'll bow to me.
Maybe I'll forgive you if you'd just learn how to crawl
And you're down upon your knees to the greatest mother of them all

Good times!

Look at your mother, look at your mother
Look at your Mother River!

Say another prayer to the skull of your country
Say another prayer to a nation of fears
Who gives a damn for your long years of dying
So kiss the tombstone with a wreath of all your tears.

Bring in all the orphans! Put their bodies up against the wall!
No time for crying, and there's no time left to stall
No place to hide now, and there's no peace left at all.
We're on the edge now and it won't be me that falls!

Take a look at your Mother River
As it sweeps like a siren through my hair
Should you go swim against the current? Never.
If you should try to make it, you'll bow to me.
If you should dare to make it, you'll kneel to me.
Maybe I'll forgive you if you just learn how to crawl
And you're down upon your knees to the greatest mother of them all - bless you

And I'm the only one that's free
For I'd rather have my country die for me!!

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.