Brave Beyond the Call

by Walt Mink


i asked you for an answer
i wish that you would be
a little more dishonest babe
the truth is bad for me
when last week's generation
has grown too old to see
you'll be alone and miserable
just like you like to be

in fifty million houses
there's fifty million lies
and fifty million brains avert a hundred million eyes
you want to be my baby 
you want it to be so
well here to you is my advice
if you love it let it go
what a drag

mama's secrets never leaked and she was brave beyond the call
put the welfare of her family's illusion over all
lost in outer space dementia
she'll prevent ya from it all
runs on ethyl alcohol

the man has called a meeting
on the 52nd floor
but meetings bring me down so i ain't
going to them no more

some people's never sated
there's always something more
they're giving up their bodies like a 
drug addicted whore
what a drag

mama's secrets never leaked and she was brave beyond the call
put the welfare of her family's illusion over all
lost in outer space dementia
she'll prevent ya from it all
runs on ethyl alcohol

i asked you for an answer
should have known what was in store
but the answer that you gave me babe
just made me more unsure
what was i looking for

Thanks to John at Deep Elm for these lyrics.
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