joseph merrick, elephant man

Freak of Nature

Don't you laugh
Because I'm a freak of nature
A psychopath on my best behaviour.

I have a dream
Of a cottage by the ocean
Where I am clean of paranoid emotion.

There's one way out of here
But it's a little too severe
I bet they wish that I would take it on
But life goes on...

To a certain fashion
I can't feel myself
Overcome with passion.

I'll always be
In this shift asylum
Where monotony
Is broken by a siren.

And they hate me
Because I'm ugly
And I bet they wish that I was dead and gone
Dead and gone...

Just like Joseph Merrick
A gentleman,
A scholar and a cleric.

Don't you laugh
Becuase I'm a freak of nature
A psychopath on my best behaviour.

I'm on my best behaviour
I'm on my best behaviour
I'm on my best behaviour.

© Severn Dwyer. 1995

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