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The Boy Soprano

Daddy loves me this I know
Cause my granddad told me so
Though he beats me blue and black
That’s because I’m full of crap

My mommy she is ultra cool
Taught me the Bible’s golden rule
Don’t talk back, do what you’re told
Abject compliance is as good as gold

The teachers teach the grandest things
Tell how poetry’s words on wings
But wings are for Heaven, not for earth
Want my advice: hijack the hearse

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