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cover of Tolmanagi Mania Tolmanagi Mania
by Marcus Del Greco

Some of the songs on this album were originally written for the never-realized Frankenstein, Doggie-Style! Act Two.
Characters singing where indicated.

BLUE MELODY

Blue Melody...
I hope that you're finally getting
sick of me
because that's how I feel about you to a tee,
Blue Melody

You came to me one morning
just like all the others...
baby song without a writer
but sadder than your brothers

I gladly let you in
but now I'm drinking gin
destined to sing your tune again and again.

Don't you get me wrong now
you're as beautiful as they come
perfectly constructed
to make a man feel glum

(...etc...)

FLIP MY WIG AND GO STRAIGHT (Part One)

Doctor Frankenstein:
Once I used to think
that I could change the world
but now all I do is drink
and wait for Freedom's Flag to be unfurled...

...maybe I should just
flip my wig and go straight
flip my wig and go straight
I sure do
hope it's not too
late.

When I was young I read Tom Sawyer, and ordered
Huck Finn by mail
but now I need a lawyer, for this adventure's
landed me in jail...

...maybe I should just

(...etc...)

ON THE UNDERSIDE

The Monster:
On the Underside
the walls are metal and the floors are stone
on the Underside
hidden cameras never leave us alone

They treat you like a gerbil for the sake of science
even former Presidents are kidnapped clients.

On the Underside
they don't care if you live or if you die, no
on the Underside
robots here will never let you go

They prick you with needles and take your blood
tell you they can make your chamber flood.

On the Underside
they keep us mutants out of everyone's sight
on the Underside
they think it's wrong when it's finally gone right

They wanna put a stop to genetic variation
who are they to talk about human relations?

DON'TCHA MAKE ANY LONG-TERM PLANS

Officer Ma'am:

I'm afraid the situation is out of my hands.
This, my boys, is the Law of the Land
For what you did, ya get life in the can

Officers:
So!

Officer Ma'am:
Don'tcha make any long-term plans!

Officers:
No!

Officer Ma'am:
Don'tcha make any long-term plans!

Officers:
No!

Officer Ma'am:
Don'tcha make any long-term plans!

(bass only)

We've got you on seven counts of possession
"Intent to Have Fun" and other transgressions
the judge'll make your trial a private session!

Doctor Frankenstein and Igor:
Don'tcha think we could make a bargain?
Or whatever they call it in that legal jargon?

Officer Ma'am:

I'm afraid the situation is out of my hands.

Officers:
So!

Officer Ma'am:
Don'tcha make any long-term plans!

Officers:
No!

Officer Ma'am:
Don'tcha make any long-term plans!

Officers:
No!

Officer Ma'am:
Don'tcha make any long-term plans!

(bass only)

See this badge's geometrical design?
It means I gotta keep the people in Line
Everybody takes a Side and things are fine...

SOPHIA

(him)
Sophia's wisdom is all Greek to me
it smacks of pop-psychology
What about philo- (sophy)

-Sophia I'm pleading to you
explain it to a fellow who
sees you happy while he feels blue
happy while he feels blue...

(her)
There he was in the tall flowers
doing his psychedelic best
to show me the supernatural powers
available upon request.

(him)
"It's so damn simple," she said,
your body comes before your head.
I think it's time that we go to bed
time that we go to bed."

(her)
There he was in the tall flowers
doing his psychedelic best
to show me the supernatural powers
available upon request.

(him)
Sophia's wisdom is all Greek to me
it smacks of pop-psychology
What about philo- (sophy)

-Sophia I'm pleading to you
explain it to a fellow who
sees you happy while he feels blue
happy while he feels blue...

(both, quickly now)
There he (I) was in the tall flowers
doing his (my) psychedelic best
to show me (her) the supernatural powers
available upon request.

THOUGHTS ALONG

What a horrible thing to behold
The element of surprise made it two-fold
It caught my field of vision unannounced
and turned pounds of courage into less then an ounce.

I had to look the other way
the site was a mite too strong
had to turn my head's attention elsewhere
and get my thoughts along, get my thoughts along,
get my thoughts along.

Why didn't you bring your thoughts along to the party?
There was a curious absence of truly intelligent words.
Why didn't you bring your thoughts along to the concert?
I was awful alone with some pretty pedestrian birds.

I had to look the other way
"The view is bad," that's all you had to say...
"Bad," ... "Bad,"...

(...etc...)

FLIP MY WIG AND GO STRAIGHT (Part Two)

Doctor Frankenstein:
Most people think I'm nuts
the cops have found out, too
'cause there are no ifs, ands, or buts
in the courtroom of society's taboos...

...maybe I should just
flip my wig and go straight
flip my wig and go straight
I sure do
hope it's not too
late.

When I opened up my mind
I loosed Pandora's Box
'cause in a fearful world you'll find
that when the next door opens the one behind you locks...

...maybe I should just
flip my wig and go straight
flip my wig and go straight
I sure do
hope it's not too
late.


Marcus Del Greco has been writing for the page, stage, and record since 1992. He founded mindmined.com in 1998 and continues as editor and developer of this domain and a small network of other creative websites. He lives in Alton, New Hampshire.

Email: marcus@mindmined.com
Website: http://www.mindmined.com/marcus


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