WEAR YOUR BEST

©2000 By David Poe. Charming Martyr Music (BMI). All rights reserved.

From The Late Album

 

THERE WAS A LANDMARK MAN WITH A FACE LIKE A HAPPY GOD

CHANGED ROBES ON THE ROAD ON THE WAY TO THE SEMINAR

HE WAS THE ELDEST SON OF A MILLIONAIRE

LOST HIS MONEY BUT HE KEPT HIS HAIR

HE FOUND POWER IN THE PEACE OF THE TV LENS AND

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SHE WAS THE KIND OF GIRL THAT A RICH OLD MAN MARRIES

BOUGHT FROM A MALL IN A TOWN LIKE MOLASSES

HE HAD TO COVER THE COST OF HER CAPTURE

MAKE A BUCK BEFORE THE RAPTURE

BUT HE PROMISED HER A PIECE OF THE TV LENS AND

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PLACE A CALL TO YOUR PSYCHIC FRIEND

ONE BOOK IS ALL YOU EVER READ

FIFTEEN MINUTES THEN YOU GET TO REST

 

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'CAUSE HE'S GONNA RUN FOR RPESIDENT

HE'S GOT A VISION IN HIS HEAD

HEALTHY HEART IN HIS WAR CHEST

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THEY SAY THE FUTURE WIFE HIDES AMONGST THE AUTOGRAPH HOUNDS

CONCEALING HER WEAPON IN A MOURNING DRESS EVENING GOWN

HE'S GOT A NEW SUIT AND A MESSAGE TO SELL: SEX AND VIOLENCE AND HELL

HE SAYS HE SEES THE EARTH AS A TICKING CLOCK, 

BEING RAPED BY THE CORPORATE COCK 

AND IT'S JUST AS WELL

 

WEAR YOUR BEST

UNEMPLOYED TELEVANGELIST

ONE BOOK IS ALL YOU EVER READ

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ANGEL WITH A MULLET AND HIS HAND OUTSTRETCHED

FIFTEEN MINUTES THEN YOU GET TO REST

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