When I was young
It seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees
They'd be singing so happily,
Oh joyfully, oh playfully, watching me
But then they sent me away
And teached me how to be sensible,
Logical, oh responsible, practical
And then they showed me a world
Where I could be so dependable,
A clinical, oh intellecual, cynical
There are times, when all the world's asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you, please, please tell me what we've learned.
I know it sounds absurd,
Please, tell me who I am.
I said, what would you say?
They'll be calling you a radical,
A liberal, oh fanatical, criminal
Won't you sign up your name
We'd like to feel you're acceptable,
respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable
At night, when all the world's asleep
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please, tell me who I am.